Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale, who is in charge of the Foreign Affairs Department of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on his first visit to Australia.
The BJP is currently the ruling party in India and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been active in engaging with the Indian Diaspora since he came to power in 2014. PM Modi also became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Australia in 28 years when he came to Australia in November 2014 shortly after he was elected Prime Minister of India for the first time.
Dr Chauthaiwale, who is also a member of the National Executive of the BJP, was hosted by OFBJP (Overseas Friends of BJP) in Sydney where he interacted with members of the Indian Diaspora.
In an exclusive interview with The Australia Today, Dr Chauthaiwale said that the Diaspora are “good ambassadors of India.”
The Australia Today also spoke with guests at the event about Dr Chauthaiwale’s visit and Australia-India ties.