Professor Gordon Flake Interviews the Hon Barry O’Farrell AO

Professor Gordon Flake interviews The Hon Barry O’Farrell AO, Australia’s High Commissioner to India. Joining us from New Delhi, Mr O’Farrell outlined major developments in India – across public policy and politics, economics and industry, healthcare and COVID-19 management – since Mr O’Farrell’s tenure began not six months ago. Mr O’Farrell also discussed the implications of COVID-19 on India’s regional diplomacy and regional outlook.

On the Australia-India bilateral relationship, the 4th June 2020 Virtual Summit between Prime Ministers Modi and Morrison saw the formal relationship elevate to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership status, with a number of defence and economic agreements also signed. Mr O’Farrell also discussed the growing significance of India in Australia’s network of Indo-Pacific relationships.

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