According to the State Department, trade between India and Australia has grown robustly in recent decades, reaching about $16.5 billion in 2009. Trade in goods was nearly $14.4 billion and trade in services was just over $2 billion over the same period. Regarding the joint statement on a common vision for cooperation in Indopazifik, he added: “We share an ocean and also share responsibility for that ocean – its health, well-being[and] security and the relationship we build around these topics in our maritime domain is the platform for so many other things between our countries.” Modi said he believed it was “the perfect moment and opportunity” to further strengthen india-Australia relations. In January 2008, relations became strained after the second test in Sydney. The match, which ended in the last minute with an Australian victory, was marred by a series of referee controversies and bellicose behaviour between some of the players. At the end of the match, Harbhajan Singh was accused of racistly abusing Andrew Symond, who had been exposed to monkey chants by Indian crowds a few months earlier during a tour. Harbhajan was initially convicted and banned, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India threatened to cancel the tour. Harbhajan`s ban was later lifted on appeal and the tour continued. Both teams have been severely criticized for their behavior.
During the Australian tour of India, a series of controversies were sparked on both sides, which culminated in Virat Kohli saying his friendship with Australia was coming to an end. Later, he clarified the comments and said, “I thought that was the case, but for sure it has changed. As I said, in the heat of the fight, you want to be competitive, but I was wrong. What I said before the first test [about being with Australia] has certainly changed, and you`ll never hear me say that again.  Relations between Australia and India began immediately after the European colonization of Australia in 1788. When the Penal Colony of New South Wales was created, all trade from and after the colony was controlled by the British East India Company, although this was largely ignored.  An early ship built in India from Calcutta, the new Sydney Cove renamed Sydney Cove, was chestnut brown with its cargo of rum off Tasmania, and the crew (including 12 Indian lascars) made 1796 AD. a journey, first with a long boat, then a long hike from Tasmania to Sydney, with only one Indian sailor and two British sailors survived.   The Joint Study Group of the Government of Australia and India has completed its feasibility study on the possible free trade agreement between the two countries. Practical cooperation between Australia and India is manifested in our joint participation in a range of activities. Australia participated in Exercise MILAN 2014 hosted by India, which included the opportunity to cooperate with India and other regional navies. In June 2015, the two Indian Navy ships Satpura and Kamorta visited Fremantle in Western Australia, at the same time as a visit by the Eastern Naval Commander of the Indian Navy. .