Although there is a distance to go, relations between Australia and India have come a long way in the past decade, writes MEG GURRY. On arrival in New Delhi in 1965 as Australia’s new high commissioner, Arthur Tange commented that while there was ‘fertile ground’ between Australia and India, ‘no-one seems to know what seed …
Dr Meg Gurry is an academic researcher and a former lecturer in Australian foreign policy at La Trobe University, where she currently serves as an honorary research associate. She is also a Fellow of the Australia India Institute. Her book, Australia and India: Mapping the Journey, 1944–2014, was published in February 2015 by Melbourne University Press and the Australia India Institute.
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