Australia ready to begin exporting uranium to India - Prime Minister

Once he even tried to develop a bond with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and even went on a surprise visit to Lahore, but the friendship died under the effect of Pak-sponsored terrorism.

Expressing happiness over cooperation in the energy sector, Modi said, "With the passage of a legislation in the Australian parliament with bi-partisan support, Australia is now ready to export uranium to India".

Malcolm Turnbull will turn his focus in India from trade to security on the second day of his visit to the subcontinent.

After greeting people at Mandi House station, the prime ministers proceeded to the temple on a metro. On a lighter note, Modi said that the decisions taken by him and Turnbull were not "subject to DRS review system".

Laying stress on students exchanges between the two countries, Modi said that while Australia was home to over 60,000 Indian students, an increasing number of Australian students was coming to study in India.

"We, therefore, agree on the need for a secure and rule- based Indo-Pacific".

The two leaders also inaugurated a research center on nano and bio technology.

Turnbull was accompanied by none other than his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier, in the day the visiting dignitary was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

"The achievements of India are an admiration of the world".

"Our work together in the strategic and security spheres continues to gain momentum", Mr Turnbull told reporters after his meeting with Mr Modi.

We in Australia look forward to working even more closely than we have done in the past.

Emphasising on peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Modi said challenges like terrorism and cyber security require global strategy and solutions. Around 400 million Indians still have no access to electricity.

  • Leroy Wright