Governor General of Australia calls on the President




Governor General of Australia calls on the President
General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of Australia and Lady Cosgrove called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (December 2, 2014) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The President welcomed Sir Peter Cosgrove on his visit to mark 20 years since he attended the 34th NDC Course in 1994.
The President said it is an opportune time for India and Australia. After a gap of many decades, both the Australian and Indian Prime Ministers have made reciprocal visits to each other’s country within months of each other. Agreements/MoUs have been signed for co-operation in key areas. Relations between the two countries have never been better. India and Australia are both strong, vibrant, secular, multicultural democracies with a free press, independent judicial system and common links through the English language and cricket. There is a growing Indian community in Australia. India is grateful for Australia’s cooperation in multilateral and regional fora. It appreciates Australia’s support for India’s candidature to an expanded UN Security Council.
General Sir Peter Cosgrove said it was a privilege to be back in India and he gives India credit for his having become Governor General. The skills and perspectives, he acquired in NDC held him in good stead in his subsequent assignments in East Timor and as Chief of Australia’s military, which then led on to the position of Governor General. He said relations have taken off and he looks forward to celebrating the flourishing of relations between the two countries during his term as Governor General.
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President of India strongly condemns attack by left wing extremists on security personnel in Chhattisgarh
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has strongly condemned the tragic attack by left wing extremists on security personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh yesterday (December 1, 2014).
In his message to Shri Balramji Das Tandon, the Governor of Chhattisgarh, the President has said “I am shocked and dismayed to learn about the tragic attack by left wing extremists on security personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh yesterday in which a number of persons belonging to CRPF have lost their lives and suffered injuries.
I condemn this act of violence on our security forces in the strongest of terms and call upon authorities concerned to spare no efforts in bringing the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible.
In this moment of grief, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the grieving families of the victims. I call upon the State Government and other agencies to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families who have lost their near and dear ones as well as medical assistance to the injured, whom I wish speedy recovery”.


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