NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Australia sealed a deal on Thursday to get access to each other’s military bases, the Indian foreign ministry said - a pact that would clear the way for more military exchanges and exercises in the Indo-Pacific.
The mutual logistic support agreement was signed during a virtual summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.
India has a similar pact with the United States which is seen as part of a broader security cooperation to balance China’s growing economic and military weight in the region.
Reporting by Sanjeev Miglani; Editing by Andrew Heavens
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