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In November 2021, Bennett University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australia-based Institute for Australia India Engagement (IAIE) to create opportunities for students to undertake internships in Australia. As a part of the MoU students are inducted into the Student Mentoring and Research Training (SMART) program which provides research and leadership training and mentoring and an opportunity to design, edit and publish commentaries on Australia-India relationship, for the INDIA NEWS and IAIE’s SMART Newsletter.

'Albanese will foster India engagement', The Pioneer, 25 May 2022

Ashutosh Misra,"A Small Loss for Tennis, Major Win for Vaxxers", The Pioneer, 17 January 2022

Matthew Hayden's Impactful Article: "Incredible India Deserves Respect, The Pioneer, 7 May 2021"

Amb. Anil Wadhwa, ‘India’s Australia Economic strategy report: Heralding historic opportunities’ (January 1-15, 2021)

‘Anil Wadhwa led Australia Strategy initiatives jugalbandi with Peter Varghese’s India strategy’ (January 1-15, 2020)

Karan Bhasin, ‘The new farm laws and the resultant confusion’, (December 16-31, 2020)

‘Australia India poised for leading role in a soon to be normal world’ (December 16-31)

Nandkumar Janardhanan, ‘Co-innovation, net-zero targets will potentially shape key considerations to India’s renewable energy expansion’ (December 1-15, 2020)

‘Putting nation first in the line of duty’ (December 1-5, 2020)

Malvika Barry, ‘Would you dare to wear Oudh’ (November 16-30, 2020)

Sana Hashmi, ‘Taiwan’s immense popularity in India: Building the momentum’ (November 16-30, 2020)

Audrey Courty, ‘France at Crossroads: need for acting decisively but sensibly’ (November 16-30, 2020)

‘India and the United States: A tale of two democracies’ (November 16-31, 2020)

Vijay Lokapally, ‘Coping with depression: Help not attention is critical’ (November 1-15, 2020)

Cmdr. Vijay Sakhuja, ‘Malabar Manthan: Naval churning embracing Australia in the Indo-Pacific’ (November 1-15, 2020)

‘Empowering millions by empowering Australia-India energy ties’ (November 1-15, 2020)

Rajiv Nayan, ‘Are we living in a post-Covid surreal world’ (October 16-31, 2020)

Ravi Prasad Narayan, ‘India in quad: breaching China’s oceanic cordon sanitaire’, (October 16-31, 2020)

‘Australia and ASEAN: A relationship with a promising future’ (October 16-31,2020)

Greta Nabbs-Keller and A. Misra, ‘Australia-India-Indonesia Trilateral Essential for Indo-Pacific Stability’ (October 1-15, 2020)

Cmdr. Sarabjit Parmar, ‘Indo-Pacific: The quad and beyond’ (October 1-15, 2020)

‘Vedic Indians in 3500 BC revered nature’ (October 1-15, 2020)

Priyam Sinha, ‘Objectified men and female gaze: Male ‘item numbers’ in Bollywood (September 16-30, 2020)

Lt Gen. (retd.) Syed Ata Hasnain, ‘Why Sino-Pak collusion could become a reality in Ladakh?’ (September 16-30, 2020)

‘Unlearning first is the key to learning the Aussie way of life’ (September 16-30, 2020)

Vijay Lokapally, ‘Mahendra Singh Dhoni: A champion of the art of impossible (September 1-15, 2020)

C. Rajkumar, ‘NEP 2020: Reimagining and transforming the future of Indian higher education’ (September 1-15, 2020)

Nim Gholkar, ‘Overcoming loneliness and despair in times of a pandemic’ (August 16-31, 2020)

Ashutosh Misra, ‘Metamorphosis in India’s paradise in Kashmir’ (August 16-31, 2020)

Uttam Kumar Sinha, ‘Ganga and Ma-Ganga: Rivers stimulate cooperation’, (August 16-31, 2020)

‘Justifiably 21 st cen. India dumps 20th cen. educational model’ (August 16-31, 2020)

Syed Muzammil Butt, ‘Towards a new dawn in Kashmir’ (August1-15, 2020)

Sarah Kelly, ‘A sporting fightback against COVID-19 and beyond’ (August1-15, 2020)

Jagannath Panda, ‘The China (Dis)connect in India-Australia partnership’(August 1-15, 2020)

Dipankar Sengupta, ‘India resists stimulus model of the developed economies’ (August1-15, 2020)

Jacqueline Drew, Impact of COVID-19 on police: ‘What do we need to know now and in the future?’ (July 16-31, 2020)

Policy Dialogue and Oration

Quad’s Coming of Age and Significance for Australia and India

Triveni Dialogue on Modi-Morrison Summit, 05 June 2020
Triveni Dialogue on Impact of Covid19 on Sport Sector, 12 June 2020

External Media Interactions

Media Outreach

Point of View (दृष्टिकोण )

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy and Kingshuk Saha, Partners in the Indo-Pacific, The Hindu, 15 September 2021

Aditi Mittal, Decoding India’s stake in the South China Sea, Point of View, 1 April 2021

Aditi Mittal, Workhorse of ISRO on Duty with Amazonia-1, Point of View, 11 March 2021

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy and Atul K. Thakur, The Broken Myth of 'Sushashan', 4 February 2020.

Nitish Kumar’s focus in Bihar has shifted from good governance to election engineering

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, Interpreting China’s Reactions on Reordering of Jammu and Kashmir, 18 November 2019.

Abrogation of Article 370 and reordering of India’s state of Jammu and Kashmir demonstrate the Modi government’s resolve to address intractable challenges. China’s reaction to these developments looks like a customary statement. Most likely, this change will have limited impact on India-China relations.

Uttam Kumar Sinha, The Climate Change Challenge: Altering Human Behaviour a Must, 15 September 2019.

IAIE international advisor Dr Uttam Sinha writes on the "The Climate- Change Challenge: Altering Human Behavior a Must" 15 September 2019.

Nikos Passas, Doping and Governance in Sports: Problems, Questions and Solution, Book Chapter, 2019.

IAIE international advisor writes on "Doping and Governance in Sports", 17 September 2019.

Ashutosh Misra writes in the Energy Review on Australia’s opportunities in India’s renewable sector.

Opportunities in India’s Energy Sector

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy Indian General Elections 2019 Analysing the Outcome 28 May 2019

The reasons of BJP’s overwhelming mandate are many.

Ashutosh Misra Modi 2.0 Heralds a New Era in Indian Politics 26 May 2019

Within a span of one week two astonishing electoral victories have dominated the world’s media headlines.

IAIE’s Integrity in Sports Initiative

There is a strong correlation between a healthy body/mind and a healthy nation. Australia as a sport loving nation encourages an outdoor lifestyle in the community to achieve a work-life balance and also connect physical and mental fitness with nature and sports.

Ashutosh Misra, Healing an Angry Nation's Wounds, The Pioneer, 24 February, 2019.

India must realize the significance of national-level unity that has come in the form of collective anger sparked by the unfortunate loss of 41 Central Reserve Police Force brave hearts recently

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, Beijing Xiangshan Forum and the New Global Security Landscape, 1 December 2018

The 8th Beijing Xiangshan Forum (BXF), renamed from the Xiangshan Forum this year, was held from 24–26 October 2018, with over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries and international organisations. Started in 2006 by the China Association for Military Science, since its 6th edition in 2015 the BXF has been held jointly with the China Institute for International Strategic Studies.

Ashutosh Misra, Australia Must Up its Asian Literacy, 20 November 2018

For the long-term future of bilateral relations between India and Australia, creating Constituencies of Country Champions is paramount to shape strategic thinking, influence policy-making and facilitate people-to-people interaction.

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, The Beijing Xiangshan Forum: Competition or Co-existence? 19 November 2018

The Beijing Xiangshan Forum is developing as an important track 1.5 platform for dialogue and cooperation on regional and global defense and security issues with growing global influence. Through this forum, China also aims to amplify its arms market

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, India’s Indo-Pacific Embrace, 21 June 2018

India’s perspective on peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific was outlined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visits to New Delhi’s maritime neighbors – Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Ashutosh Misra, Democracy in the Dragons Show, 18 February 2018

Since there are only 4,000 people of Chinese ancestry in India, China faces a demographic disadvantage in pushing its influence operations in India, unlike in the US and Australia, which have a large Chinese diaspora and have no history of direct military conflict with the country, making them more susceptible

Ashutosh Misra, India’s Hour of Reckoning, 25 September 2016

India should learn to pay back in kind by employing the bleeding through a thousand cuts strategy. Pakistan has been able to hurt us constantly by building operational networks and human assets in our country. India must come out of its moral policy predicaments and be realistic

Ashutosh Misra , Battle for India’s Soul, 14 August 2016

For Pakistan, it is the ‘problem of Kashmir’, an unfinished agenda of Partition. India views it as a ‘problem in Kashmir’; considers the State an integral part of the country and cites cross-border terrorism as the main problem. And until the two definitions converge, a lasting solution is unlikely

Ashutosh Misra, Modi-fying India-Australia Ties, 25 May 2014

New approaches and shifts now are inescapable and Australia too looks at India to herald a new era in bilateral cooperation. Under the Modi Government now, New Delhi will have to move beyond the tried and tested idealism-pragmatism conundrum, which had hitherto plagued the UPA’s foreign policy

Institute for Australia India Engagement (IAIE)  represents a vibrant conglomeration of academic experts, research analysts, policy-practitioners, corporate professionals, and sport leaders in Australia and India, who have left an indelible mark in their respective fields with their writings, performances and achievements over the years. They are the leading lights who share a common and strong yearning for deeper mutual understanding and engagements between Australia and India and complement the objectives of Australia-India Strategic Partnership.

IAIE’s uniqueness rests in the rich perspectives of its members, shaped over the years through lived experiences in both countries, and first-hand knowledge of socio-political culture, language, history, bureaucratic processes and government functioning. This uniqueness inspires our motto: the deeper we understand each other, better we engage.



India is the third largest energy consumer in the world and is heavily dependent on imports to meet its energy requirements.


Demographically, India is a young country with around 44 percent of the people under the age of 25 which can become an enormous asset for its growth and progress.


The Australia India Strategic Partnership of 2009 lays strong emphasis on bilateral cooperation in the field of defence and security.


The term Indo-Pacific has featured in academic writings, media discussions and policy debates since 2007.


As the 21st century inches towards the conclusion of the second decade, our increasingly busy lifestyle, professional and personal stress, food habits and addiction…


It would not be an exaggeration to say that following the dip in bilateral relations in the late 1990s, business and trade engagements became the cornerstone of bilateral ties.


In the 1993 issue of Foreign Affairs, Samuel P. Huntington hypothesised that “the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic [but]…cultural”.

Our Objectives

IAIE enshrine the provision for establishing nodes or chapters in other states and territories in Australia and India to achieve greater institutional outreach, ideational synergy, community involvement, stakeholder interactions and policy impact.

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