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Mumbai: Devotees taking pictures of the Ganesh idol installed at GSB Seva Mandal in Mumbai on Friday. The mandal has been insured for a sum of Rs 259 crore. PTI

Mumbai: Devotees taking pictures of the Ganesh idol installed at GSB Seva Mandal in Mumbai on Friday. The mandal has been insured for a sum of Rs 259 crore. PTI

Abbott to visit India next week; uranium deal tops agenda

Melbourne, Aug 29 (PTI) Australian Prime Minister Tony
Abbott will undertake his first visit to India next week to
further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade
and investment between the two countries, which are also
likely to ink the much-awaited uranium deal.
"I will travel to India and Malaysia from September 4 to
6. On my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit
New Delhi and India's financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen
the strategic partnership between our two countries," he said.
Noting that the two nations have strong and growing
economic and trade ties, he said India is Australia's fifth
largest export market with total exports of USD 11.4 billion.
"There is potential for further cooperation in resources,
science, technology and education," Abbott said.
"My visit will be an opportunity to engage with Prime
Minister Narendra Modi early in the term of his government to
increase bilateral cooperation to advance our mutual
interests," he added.
Abbott is also expected to meet other senior political
leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee.
Speculation is high that Abbott's visit to India would
see the two nations sign the much-awaited uranium deal.
Earlier this month, media reports here said the deal on
the much awaited civil nuclear agreement will be formally
signed by Prime Minister Abbott during his visit in September.
The negotiations between the two sides have been on since
2012 after Labor party reversed its decision to ban the
uranium sale to India because New Delhi has not signed the
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Australia holds about a third of the world's recoverable
uranium resources, and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes a year.
Energy-starved India is looking to nuclear power to
supplement its existing options to fuel economic growth.
The visit is also an opportunity to promote trade and
investment and promote our G20 objectives ahead of the
Brisbane summit in November, Abbott said.
"I will be accompanied on my visit to India by a group of
senior business leaders. The delegation reflects the breadth
of Australian commercial interests in India and showcases
opportunities for further business partnerships," he added.
PTI