Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles performs yoga in Delhi

Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles performs yoga in Delhi

On the 8th International Day of Yoga, Australian Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, who is on a four-day visit to India, did yoga in the national capital on Tuesday and announced that he would see his Indian counterpart, Rajnath Singh. 

“An early morning yoga session to prepare for a hectic couple of days in India. I’m looking forward to a jam-packed couple of days, meeting my peers, and seeing our tight collaboration firsthand. Rajnath Singh, @rajnathsingh, @rajnathsingh, @ “In a tweet, Australia’s Defence Minister said.

Marles came to India on Monday for a bilateral meeting with his Indian colleague, Rajnath Singh, to discuss ways to boost bilateral defense and security cooperation. 

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His first visit was by a high-ranking Australian official since newly-elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese assumed office on May 23.

The Australian Defence Minister will meet with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh for the first time during his tour, which runs from June 20 to 23.

“Australia and India have formalized their relationship as Comprehensive Strategic Partners. I am dedicated to improving Australia’s defense and security cooperation with India, “Marles said.

In a statement, Marles stated, “I am looking forward to meeting with my colleague, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and convening our first bilateral Defence Ministers’ Meeting.” 

Rajnath Singh has been essential in strengthening India-Australia defense cooperation, according to Marles. 

He looks forward to working with him to further the military pillar of the two nations’ Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

The minister also said that India is one of Australia’s closest security allies and that the government is working to revitalize Australia’s long-standing strong engagement with its Indo-Pacific partners.

“As we confront transformations in the geostrategic order, the rules-based international order that has given peace and prosperity to the Indo-Pacific for decades is under threat,” he added.