Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

“India-Australia relations: The way forward" - Address by the High Commissioner to the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, 15 July, 2016 

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Direct Aid Program 2016/17 grant round opens

Our 2016/17 Direct Aid Program grant round is now open. The program supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Apply now at https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/NDLI2016-17R1

Direct Aid Program supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Over the past decade, DAP has built linkages and fostered relationships between Australia and these communities. Read more

150,000th visitor visa granted at Australian High Commission

India is becoming one of the fastest growing markets for Australian tourism and visitors. The Australian High Commission in New Delhi has granted a record 150,000 Visitor visas during the 2015-16 program year.

Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, said, “It is a landmark achievement. This is the first time ever that we have reached the 150,000-mark in visitor visa approvals in India for a year.” Read more

Australian experts in India to build greater understanding of capabilities in mining, agriculture sectors

Two Australian experts are helping Indians get a better understanding of ways to improve safety in the mining sector and create more effective farming systems. Professor David Cliff and Professor Richard Bell are visiting under the auspices of the Australia India Education Council’s (AIEC) Eminent Researcher Lecture Program. Read more