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Among the growing network of trilateral discussions involving India and other countries, one that has received relatively little attention is the dialogue involving India, Indonesia, and Australia. On August 22, Brookings India and the Perth USAsia Centre hosted a public panel discussion on India-Australia-Indonesia trilateral relations, featuring former foreign secretaries/deputy foreign ministers from the three large Indian Ocean democracies. The panelists included former Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister Dino Patti Djalal, former Australian Foreign Affairs Secretary Peter Varghese, and former Indian Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon. The discussion was moderated by Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor at The Times of India.
The event was open to the public and press and was on-the-record.