New Delhi, 26 February 1975
The Government of the Republic of INDIA
The Government of AUSTRALIA,
DESIROUS of promoting scientific and technological co-operation
CONVINCED of the utility of such co-operation for further strengthening the existing friendly relations between the two countries,
HAVE agreed on the following :
The Government of India and the Government of Australia shall continue to promote opportunities for co-operation between the two countries
in the fields of civil, scientific and technological research and development.
With the consent of both Governments, such co-operation may be implemented in the following forms :
(a) the exchange of scientific and technical information and documentation;
(b) the exchange of scientists and other personnel engaged in activities in the fields of scientific and technological research and
(c) the pursuit of joint research activities and any other joint activities for the furtherance of scientific and technical co-operation;
(d) other forms of co-operation, to be arranged by mutual consent.
Both Governments shall facilitate the establishment of direct contacts and co-operation between scientific and technical organisations
of both countries and the conclusion where necessary of separate implementing arrangements.
Such implementing arrangements shall be concluded in accordance with the laws and regulations of both countries.
Expenses connected with the implementation of visits referred to in Article 2 (b) will be paid by the Government of the sending country
unless some alternative arrangement is made.
Financial arrangements for the support of other forms of cooperation referred to in Article II may be determined where necessary.
The two Governments shall within the framework of their respective national laws and regulations ensure that the goods of a scientific
nature which are imported or exported in pursuance of the present Agreement or implementing arrangements concluded under Article
3, are exempted from customs duties and other charges levied in respect of importation or exportation.
Subject to consultation between the two Governments, scientific information obtained as a result of joint scientific research carried
out within the framework of this Agreement, will be made available to the world’s scientific communities.
This Agreement does not preclude other scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries.
In order to facilitate the implementation of this Agreement and to review the arrangements made under it, scientific representatives
of the two Governments shall meet at the time of the annual officials talks of the two countries and jointly review the progress
of co-operation under the Agreement.
This Agreement shall enter into force upon signature and shall remain in force for a period of five years. Thereafter it shall remain
in force until either Government delivers written notification to , the other of its intention to terminate the Agreement in which
case the Agreement will cease to have effect 12 months after the receipt of such notification. The termination of this Agreement
shall not affect the validity or duration of any implementing arrangements made under it.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto by their respective Governments have signed the present Agreement.
DONE in duplicate in New Delhi on the Twenty Sixth day of February one Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Five in two copies in the
For the Government of India
Y. B. CHAVAN
Minister for External Affairs
For the Government of Australia
Sd/- D. R. WILLESEE
Minister for Foreign Affairs