India, Australia ink 6 pacts as Modi holds talks with visiting PM Turnbull

NEW DELHI- India and Austrialia signed six agreements on Monday, including one aimed at strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation.

The agreements were signed after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive talks with visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Addressing a joint press conference, Modi said: "We reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, number of forward-looking decisions taken to further strengthen our partnership."

The Indian leader stressed on peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, saying that terrorism and cyber security require global strategy and solutions.

For his part, Prime Minister Turnbull said Australia will work more closely with India to forge stronger ties. "Our ties are strong and will be stronger because of this visit," he said.

He said Prime Minister Modi is leading this most remarkable nation on an extraordinary journey of growth and development.

"The achievements of India are the admiration of the world. Australia is looking forward to deepening its bond with India," Turnbull added. Turnbull arrived in India late Sunday evening on a four-day state visit.