NEW DELHI: Premier of Australia's Victoria state Ted Baillieu will lead the largest-ever Australian trade mission to India next month. Over 100-prominent Victorian firms, ministers and officials will participate in the Super Trade Mission to India. The Victorian trade mission will visit New Delhi on February 21 and will then visit Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Ted Baillieu,said, “Victorian businesses have strong capabilities in many sectors that India needs, to support its future growth - including automotive, aviation, cleantech, education, food and beverage, ICT, life sciences, tourism and sustainable urban design.”
The Victorian premier has been addressing guests at a reception to celebrate India's 63rd Republic Day. He has displayed hope that there would be surged trade engagement between his state and India with the help of the trade mission.
Reports suggest that this would be the second trade mission from the state of Victoria to India within one year. In April last year, Louise Asher,Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, had led a group of 60 firms.
Meanwhile, Indian Consul General in Melbourne Subhakanta Behera has addressed the guests at the Republic Day reception. He is also hoping that the bilateral ties between both the nations would improve since Canberra has decided to sell uranium to India.