Agreement and Need for a Mechanism to Prevent Attacks on Indians Abroad

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1Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.July 1991
2Agreement on Bilateral Investment Promotion and ProtectionFebruary 1999
3MOU on Sports Co-operationFebruary 1999
4MOU on Exchange of Statistics for the Development of Statistics and Promotion of Best Statistical PracticesApril 1999
5Memorandum of Understanding on Arrangements for recognition of equivalence of food inspection and certification systems covering fish and fishery products exported from India to Australia.December 2002
6Trade and Economic Framework AgreementMarch 2006
7MOU on defence CooperationMarch 2006
8MOU on Customs CooperationMarch 2006
9Air Services AgreementMarch 2006
10MOU on Cooperation in BiotechnologyMarch 2006
11Letter of Intent on the establishment of an India-Australia Strategic Research Fund.March 2006
12Arrangement for the Reciprocal Protection of Exchanged Classified Information of defence InterestJuly 2007
13MoU on Intellectual Property RightsMay 2008
14Extradition TreatyJune 2008
15Mutual Legal Assistance TreatyJune 2008
16Action Plan - Coal between Ministry of Coal and Department of Resources, Energy and TourismNovember 2008
17Action Plan - New and Renewable Energy between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Department of Resources, Energy and TourismNovember 2008
18Action Plan - Mining and Minerals between Ministry of Mines and Department of Resources, Energy and TourismNovember 2008
19Action Plan - Power between Ministry of Power and Department of Resources, Energy and TourismNovember 2008
20Action Plan in Petroleum and Natural Gas Sector between Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Department of Resources, Energy and TourismNovember 2008
21MoU on Water Resources ManagementNovember 2009
22Joint Declaration on Security Co-operationNovember 2009
23MoU on New and Renewable EnergyFebruary 2010

Need for a Mechanism to Prevent Attacks on Indians Abroad

  • Domestically, the Indian government declared that it would formulate a policy to deal with racial discrimination against Indians abroad.
  • As part of the initiative to create an institutionalized mechanism to prevent racist attacks on Indians abroad, the head of the overseas Indian affairs ministry, has been tasked to protect the Indians in Australia. Ravi has called for a report on these incidents from the Indian High Commission in Australia.
  • There was a 46 % drop in Indians applying for student visas for Australia from July to 31 Oct 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, and a total drop of 26 % in student visa applications to Australia from all countries (including India) .

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