Summit to improve academic research on India in Australia

Sydney: With the aim to improve academic research and policy work on India in Australia, a day long summit is being organised at the University of Sydney, aiming to bring together distinguished academic and policy makers to discuss India’s foreign policy and domestic strengths.

The summit to be held on October 7 is being organised by Indian students at the University of Sydney under the aegis of the South Asia Study Group.

“The size of Indian diaspora in Australia is growing and we hope that this event will bring the community together. Hopefully, the summit will encourage Indian students to organise themselves better and pursue their interests in a proactive manner,” said Madhvi Mishra, member of the organising committee, in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, the objective of the South Asia Study Group is to create an indepth understanding of South Asia in Australia through encouraging discussion, research, events and publications.

“Aligning with the objective of the South Asia Study Group, the goal of the India Summit is to unpack the potential that India and Indians possess to become world leaders in the 21st century,” Mishra said in a statement.

The organising committee has also invited General Secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury as the keynote speaker.