The deal cuts tariffs on more than 85 percent of Australian exports to India, as the two countries gear up for negotiations on a full trade pact amid hopes that it would be signed by the end of the year.
Top diplomats of the grouping of Australia, India, Japan and US convene in Melbourne to discuss China, climate crisis, Covid and West's tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin are in Japan and issues on agenda range from solidifying Asian alliances against China to North Korean nuclear issue and a military coup in Myanmar.
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