Australia's Pivot to India

Andrew Charlton

15 December 2023
256 pages


India is set to become the next global superpower, with a population expected to exceed that of the United States and China combined by 2050. For Australia, India has emerged as a new geopolitical partner, offering hope for a more secure and balanced Indo-Pacific region.

Yet Australia's relationship with India is weaker than it should be. Despite many similarities of geography and history, and a thriving Indian diaspora in Australia, both Indians and Australians have an outdated view of each other, trapped in decades-old stereotypes and misunderstandings. In Australia's Pivot to India, Andrew Charlton explains why now is the time to seize the opportunity for collaboration and cooperation, and outlines a vision for the Australia–India partnership that will enhance Australia's security and prosperity in the twenty-first century.

Lively, thought-provoking and timely, Australia's Pivot to India should be a go-to source for anyone interested in Australia-India relations, India's role in reshaping the global order and the impact this will have on Australia's future.