Krishna anguished over unabated attacks on Indians in Australia

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New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): India has reiterated its displeasure to Australia for not being able to control attacks against Indian nationals despite repeated concerns.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday expressed India's displeasure and hoped that the Australian authorities take up speedy and effective investigation into these attacks.

"I am deeply anguished at continuing spate of attacks against Indian nationals in Australia. The matter has once again been taken up by our High Commissioner in Canberra with the Australian government," Krishna said.

"In my recent telephonic conversation with Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, on January 11, I had emphasised the need for immediate corrective measures and for the sense of urgency in dealing with the ongoing investigation," he added.

Krishna said this could impact bilateral relations between both nations.

"I am expecting a report from our High Commissioner. And after getting the report perhaps I may have something to say on this. But it is very unfortunate that they should keep repeating which doesn't augur well for our bilateral relations," he said.

Krishna also mentioned that these trends would adversely affect education and tourism, the two prime economic sectors of Australia. (ANI)

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