Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is heading to India in a bid to double trade with the country and urge for the extradition of "cowardly" hit-run driver Puneet Puneet.
The premier announced a new strategy on Sunday to boost trade with the country to $1 billion in the next decade and increase the number of Indian postgraduate research students.
"Our biggest export is in fact the international education market," Mr Andrews said on Sunday.
"This is a huge part of our economic story and I think we can be confident, in fact buoyant about what the future holds."
The premier also renewed a previous promise to discuss the case of hit-run driver Puneet Puneet with senior Indian government officials.
Puneet was a 19-year-old learner driver when he hit and killed nursing student Dean Hofstee, 19, and seriously injured Clancy Coker, 20, in Melbourne in October 2008.
"As I said the other day this is not about forgiveness this is about facing up to what he did and ending this cowardly hiding on the other side of the world," Mr Andrews said.
He also said Mr Puneet will be treated no differently to any other prisoner if he was to be extradited after the man's lawyer claimed he would be a victim of racism.