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India-Australia relationship is a great fit, says envoy

Australia and India could achieve "so much more" as the two nations work to unlock the potential of the relationship by building on trade and diplomatic ties.

Indian High Commissioner Manpreet Vohra said the planned visits to his nation of 1.4 billion people by senior Australian ministers, including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, was a "hugely significant" development.

"The governments want to be seen to be engaged, want to be doing more with each other, want to signal to the public that so much more is possible to be done and achieved between India and Australia," he told ABC radio on Tuesday.

Mr Vohra flagged further co-operation on education, saying Australian universities opening overseas campuses in India could become a reality, in addition to more opportunities in skills and training, and joint degrees.

"All of that is really the way forward for India and Australia, since we are so complementary," he said.

"There's so many ways that the India-Australia relationship is a great fit."

Mr Vohra said Australia could be a key supplier of critical minerals, which could help India reach its climate targets, and bring energy security for both countries.

Describing his upcoming trip as "very significant," Mr Albanese said the government wanted to develop positive relationships.

"What I'm determined to do is to build a better relationship between Australia and India," he told reporters.

"I see it as a relationship of opportunity."

The prime minister said he looked forward to welcoming his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to Australia later this year for the Quad meeting.

Education Minister Jason Clare this week will lead a delegation of a dozen Australian vice-chancellors on an official visit to India, where he will sign a mechanism on the recognition of Australian and Indian qualifications.

Foreign Minister Penny Wong will also make her first trip as foreign minister, to meet with her G20 counterparts and attend the Raisina Dialogue.

India is Australia's second-largest and fastest-growing source of international students, with almost 130,000 enrolled with Australian providers as of December.