New Delhi, November 17th
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday announced work on 63 critical technologies to match China’s advances in technologies aimed at achieving global economic hegemony.
He spoke at the Sydney Dialogue, organized by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address. Cooperation in critical technologies is also the aim of AUKUS and the Quad groups.
At an online meeting on the same topic in Bengaluru, the Australian Prime Minister announced that he would be opening a consulate in the city in order to intensify relations with India in the field of high technology.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne stated that Bengaluru is the fourth largest technology cluster in the world and is home to a third of India’s unicorn companies.
Technologies mentioned by Morrison included artificial intelligence, 6G, synthetic biology, and quantum technology. Australia is taking this route to deepen its technology partnerships through Quad. “Australia is working with India, Japan and the US to harness the capabilities of their respective nations to improve the resilience of the Indo-Pacific supply chains,” he said. – TNS