IAIE’s Expanding Outreach

IAIE Board member Dr Sarah Kelly to lead Minerva network in Queensland

Congratulatory Messages

Congratulations Matthew Hayden. Foreign Minister Marise Payne welcomes new Australia India Council members.

India News explores why is China upset with India media

Dr Ashutosh Misra’s interview countering anti-India propaganda

Media Outreach

IAIE Inaugural Eminent Person’s Oration, 13 November 2019, the Gabba, Brisbane. 

IAIE’s Inaugural Eminent Person’s Oration by Mr Matthew Hayden AM, international cricketer and IAIE’s Goodwill Ambassador and Mr Damien Voltz, Senior Intelligence Analyst, National Integrity in Sports Unit on “Winning or Succeeding: The Role of Integrity in Sports”, 13 November 2019, the Gabba, Brisbane.

Point of View (दृष्टिकोण )

Ashutosh Misra, The Three Cs Need a New Formulation, INDIA NEWS, Editorial, 1-15 August 2020

Sarah Jane Kelly, A Sporting Fightback Against COVID-19 and Beyond, INDIA NEWS, Special Commentary, 1-15 August 2020

Ashutosh Misra, Comprehensive Strategic Partnership has Evolved Through the Years, INDIA NEWS, Editorial, 1-15 July 2020

Ashutosh Misra, India Key to Global Economic Revival, INDIA NEWS, Editorial, 16-31 July 2020

Janardhanan Nandkumar, Eco-resurgence: A Bottom-up Approach Towards Mainstreaming Ecological Sustainability in the Post-COVID Economic Recovery, INDIA NEWS, 16-31 July 2020

Amol Wagholikar, Rise and Smile: An Ancient Indian Practice Inspiring Technology Enabled Wellness Innovation, INDIA NEWS, 16-31 July 2020

Jacqueline Drew, Impact of COVID-19 on Police: What Do We Need to Know Now and in the Future? INDIA NEWS, 16-31 July 2020

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedi, Graham Sherbut, Global Heath Security: Covid-19 and its Impacts - India and East Africa New Opportunities in Health Care Cooperation, RSIS Commentary, 21 May 2020

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedi, Vande Bharat Mission, Connected to India, 15 May 2020

Ashutosh Misra, India's Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Response to Covid-19, Point of View, 18 May 2020

Ashutosh Misra, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: India's "Glocal" Response to Covid-19, New Zealand Centre for Global Studies, 11 May 2020

Exclusive Interview with Ashutosh Misra, Challenges Ahead in the Post-COVID19 World Order, April 2020

Ashutosh Misra, Leadership Credibility and Public Trust Key to Neutralising Covid-19, Point of View, 16 April 2020

Nandkumar Janardhanan, Co-Innovation of Clean Technologies: A Panacea for Climate Change, Point of View, 30 March 2020.

Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, Two Decades of Mekong-Ganga Cooperation: Odyssey of Friendship and Prosperity, March 2020.

Ashutosh Misra, Playing Politics with Indian Citizenship if History is Any Guide, The Australian, 25 February 2020,

Both sides of Indian politics have provided sanctuary for minorities in the Muslim parts of what once greater India.

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

Social and Policy Interactions & News (SPIN)

IAIE felicitates and farewells Indian High Commissioner A. M. Gondane

IAIE's international advisor Professor Nikkos Passas paper on cash, crime control and human rights has received the 2019 Excellence Award as the Outstanding Paper of the Journal of Financial Crime.

IAIE CEO features in a leading India daily as a success story

IAIE CEO Ashutosh Misra welcomed by Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya

IAIE CEO Dr Ashutosh Misra welcomed by Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya, Director, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research and UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding at the Banaras Hindu University to forge Australia-India cooperation in peace research, conflict resolution and multiculturalism.

IAIE CEO Ashutosh Misra held a very productive meeting with Sri V Muraleedharan

IAIE CEO Dr Ashutosh Misra held a very productive meeting with Sri V Muraleedharan, Member of Parliament and Member of the Standing Committee, Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi to constitute bilateral dialogue in foreign relations, business and trade between India and Australia.

IAIE CEO Ashutosh Misra signed an MOU with Jindal Global University Vice Chancellor Professor C Rajkumar

IAIE CEO Dr Ashutosh Misra signed an MOU with Jindal Global University Vice Chancellor Professor C Rajkumar on 10 January 2019 at Sonepat, India to establish research, policy and capacity building engagements, complementing Australia India Strategic Partnership. Dr Shaun Starr, director of Centre for India Australia Studies, JGU was also present at the occasion.

IAIE CEO Ashutosh Misra interviewed during the Prawasi Bharatiya Diwas by SBS Radio Australia

IAIE CEO Dr Ashutosh Misra interviewed during the Prawasi Bharatiya Diwas by SBS Radio Australia about his journey from Banaras to Brisbane and future plans for bolstering Australia and India relations.

IAIE CEO Ashutosh Misra meets with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, India

IAIE CEO Dr Ashutosh Misra meets with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Sri Yogi Adityanath at the sidelines of 15th Prawasi Bharatiya Diwas in Varanasi to discuss future cooperation between Australia and India. 

IAIE CEO and Mr Dale Sheehan meet Mr Anurag Thakur

Dr Ashutosh Misra, IAIE CEO and Mr Dale Sheehan Member International Panel of Advisors meet with Mr Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament in New Delhi.

IAIE CEO Ashutosh Misra meets with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials

IAIE CEO Dr Ashutosh Misra meets with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials Saba Karim, GM Operations, Ajit Singh, head Anti Corruption Unit and Dheeraj Malhotra, Manager ACU in Mumbai on 12 January, 2019 to explore the possibility of developing a capacity building program to safeguard intergity in cricket in India.

IAIE CEO gets a wide coverage in dainik jagran news

IAIE CEO Dr Misra received a wide coverage in the leading Indian Hindi daily Dainik Jagran about his journey from India to Australia in 2007 and his activities and accomplishments ever since.

Triveni Dialogue on Impact of Covid19 on Sport Sector, 12 June 2020

Triveni Dialogue on Modi-Morrison Summit, 05 June 2020

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”.

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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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