Assessing the China Factor in the India–Australia Strategic Partnership after COVID-19

Dr. Vinay Kaura is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs and Security Studies, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Meena Rani is Assistant Professor, in the Department of Public Administration, at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
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  • May 2022

    The article argues that India and Australia have a significant role to play amidst China’s expanding maritime footprint in the Indian Ocean and growing influence in the South China Sea. With worsening relations between India and China as well as Australia and China, both New Delhi and Canberra have been deepening their connections, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic. The article explores China as a key point of interest in India–Australia maritime cooperation and concludes that India–Australia ties have opened up the possibilities for expanding the arc of India’s strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region..