Opportunities with India explored

Indian delegation

A parliamentary delegation from India has visited Victoria to explore opportunities for deeper ties.

Led by Minister of State Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the delegation was welcomed to Melbourne by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Telmo Languiller and President of the Legislative Council Bruce Atkinson.

Indian delegation at Parliament

Speaker Telmo Languiller welcomed the Indian delegation to Parliament House

The Indian delegation included parliamentarians from a range of political parties.

Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy holds the key ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship in Narendra Modi’s government. He also has ministerial responsibility for parliamentary affairs.

During the visit to Parliament House, Mr Rudy met with Premier Daniel Andrews.

Victoria and India have longstanding parliamentary links, sharing membership of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

More than 240,000 people in Australia are of Indian ancestry and around 52,000 Victorians were born in India.

There are 84 registered Indian associations in Victoria.

A large number of students from India are undertaking studies at a range of Victorian tertiary institutions.

The delegation’s visit provided the opportunity to discuss ways in which ties between Victoria and India can keep growing.

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