New Delhi: India on Thursday voiced surprise at Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's remarks suggesting trilateral security agreement between US, India and Australia, and made it clear it was not keen on it.
"We are not aware of any such proposal," Vishnu Prakash, the external affairs ministry's spokesperson, said in response to a question.
The defence ministry officials took a tougher stand, saying they were taken aback at the statement of the Australian foreign minister.
The defence ministry also stated that it is not "keen on hopping to any multilateral security constructs in the region excepting those under the UN flag or such broad-based arrangements as ASEAN Defence Ministers Meet (ADMM +) and ASEAN Regional Forum"....more
01:39 AM, Dec 02, 2011