STEPHEN SMITH

  • Defence Minister Antony to arrive in Australia on maiden visit June 4, 2013

    Melbourne: Defence Minister AK Antony will arrive in Australia on Tuesday on a maiden visit as part of his three nation tour aimed at strengthening India's defence ties with the countries in Asia Pacific region. During his visit, Antony would meet his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith later on Tuesday in Perth....
  • Pak seeks parity in uranium sale from Australia December 9, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it should be treated at par with India in civil nuclear cooperation and given the same facilities, including uranium sales by Australia, under a "nondiscriminatory regime". "We hope that facilities as available to India will also be made available to Pakistan," Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit...
  • 'Aus for strengthening military ties with India' December 8, 2011

    India and Australia have decided to boost their bilateral defence ties through a series of measures, said Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith. ...
  • Uranium export will begin in 2012: Aus Defence Minister December 7, 2011

    Speaking to CNNIBN, Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith said that Pakistan will not be given a similar deal. ...
  • Australian minister backs India uranium deal December 7, 2011

    Melbourne/New Delhi: Backing the ruling Labour Party's decision to export uranium to India, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith on Tuesday rejected a similar deal for Pakistan and said he looked forward to his visit to India that will focus on expanding maritime security between the two countries. "India brought itself under...
  • Decision on uranium sale to India significant: Aus December 5, 2011

    Melbourne: Calling the ruling Labor's decision to lift ban on uranium sale to India as "deeply significant", Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith on Monday said it would advance Canberra's interests and benefit its ties with the "emerging super power." Asserting that the global community has come to accept that India would...
  • Oz Minister in India to discuss attacks on Indians March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Australian foreign minister Stephen Smith is arriving in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the increasing attacks on Indian students there. Assurance to India about its keenness to tackle incidents of attacks on Indian students will be high on his agenda. The threeday visit comes a month after...
  • Assaulted Indian students' house burgled in Australia May 28, 2009

    Melbourne: The houses of four Indian students, who were brutally assaulted by a group of teenagers in Australia, have been burgled, even as one of them battles for life at a hospital, an organisation of Indian students in Melbourne has alleged. The students, who were bashed up in an apparent racial...
  • 2 held for attacking Indian in Australia May 28, 2009

    Melbourne: Two teenagers have been arrested for the racial attack on Indian student 21yearold Sourabh Sharma in Melbourne (Australia). "I'm appalled by these attacks and I condemn them absolutely. Australia takes very seriously its reputation as a safe destination for Indian students. Action is being taken. The police have launched a...
  • Delhi Blasts: Aussies cautious, to decide on India tour September 15, 2008

    Sydney: Cricket Australia will decide whether a tour of India goes ahead following a series of bomb attacks in Delhi, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said on Monday. Australia, led by captain Ricky Ponting, leaves Australia next Sunday. The third Test of the fourmatch series is scheduled to start in Delhi on...