The AUKUS security pact between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom was mentioned by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during his bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington on Thursday.
As part of the AUKUS Trilateral Security Pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States announced on September 15, the United States and the United Kingdom will help Australia develop nuclear-powered submarines .
Foreign Minister Harsh Shringla said: “Prime Minister Morrison has mentioned the Australian side’s rationale in seeking to initiate the AUKUS alliance. He felt that the technology received was appropriate and there was a brief discussion in this regard ”.
The pact comes against the backdrop of increased militarization and aggression from China. This is the second time that the Australian Prime Minister has informed the Indian Prime Minister of the pact. Earlier, hours before the announcement on AUKUS, Prime Minister Morrison informed Prime Minister Modi of the expected announcement.
This development provoked the anger of the French side at the cancellation of the agreement on submarines.
Prime Minister Modi mentioned that the Indian community in Australia was very well cared for during the pandemic, while Prime Minister Morrison appreciated the contribution of the Indian diaspora in his country. The two leaders have made a commitment at regular intervals, notably by organizing the virtual summit last year.