India Economic Strategy

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Background

Australia's future prosperity will be enhanced by developing strong relationships with major emerging economies. India's size (already the 7th largest economy), growth trajectory, proximity, and democratic traditions make it a logical choice. But the business environment can be difficult.

Australia needs to be better positioned to partner with India in its economic rise. The Strategy will set out a plan of action to realise the economic opportunities India presents. The Strategy will be informed by the broader strategic context, including the increasingly complex security environment in the Indo-Pacific. It should take into account the interplay between India's political and governance context, economic growth path and its strategic and security concerns.

Objectives of the India Economic Strategy

The intended outcomes of the Strategy are:

  • A clear exposition of the kind of relationship Australia should aspire to have with India out to 2035.
  • A breakdown of existing and prospective sectors and regions with the greatest potential. This should include analysis of whether Australia should target its efforts on particular Indian States.
  • An analysis of the domestic and international policy settings required for Australia to capitalise on the opportunities offered by India.
  • A list of practical options for how Australian expertise can be utilised to support economic reform in India and how these would create opportunities for Australian businesses.
  • A set of practical options for Federal, State and Territory Governments to assist Australian businesses to succeed in the Indian market.
  • A plan of engagement with India for Australian domestic policy makers based on these possible initiatives.
  • A consequential increase in the profile and understanding of the benefits of India as an economic partner in the Australian community.

Conditions of public submissions

  • General
    • Submissions that are defamatory, contain offensive language or breach copyright will not be considered.
    • By sending a submission, the author(s) agree to the conditions listed.
  • Privacy
    • If you would like your submission to be treated as confidential, in whole or in part, please note this in writing at the time of making your submission.
    • The names of individuals or organisations making submissions may be acknowledged in the final report unless you ask us not to publish your name. No contact details will be disclosed. For submissions made by or on behalf of organisations only the name of the organisation will be published.
  • Copyright
    • By making a submission, the author warrants that the submission will not infringe the intellectual property rights or moral rights of any person.
    • Copyright in submissions reside with the author(s), not with the Commonwealth of Australia. 
    • The Commonwealth accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, any views or materials contained in submissions or the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any submissions published by the author(s).
    • By making a submission, the author(s) agree to their submission, or part thereof, being used, free of charge, by the Commonwealth of Australia for the purpose of producing an India Economic Strategy.
    • By sending a submission to indiaeconomicstrategy@dfat.gov.au the author(s) agree to these terms.
  • Liability
    • The views expressed in the submissions are the views of the author(s) and should not be understood as reflecting the views of the Commonwealth.
    • The Commonwealth accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, any views or materials contained in these submissions or the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any submissions on this website.


Last Updated: 23 August 2017

Contact us

Public submissions close on 13 October 2017. They can be emailed to IndiaEconomicStrategy@dfat.gov.au or sent to:

India Economic Strategy Taskforce
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221
Australia