Indian PM Modi gets warm welcome in Sydney.
Around 20,000 members of Australia's Indian community gave a roaring stadium welcome at the Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, to Australian PM Anthony Albanese and Indian PM Narendra Modi as a new centre for Australia-India relations was announced for Sydney's west.
Anthony Albanese has introduced his Indian counterpart, saying the reception for Narendra Modi was the biggest he had seen at the venue. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese while addressing the Indian diaspora said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the boss.
"The last time I saw someone on this stage was Bruce Springsteen and he did not get the welcome that Prime Minister Modi has got. Prime Minister Modi is the boss," Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said at the event.
The prime ministers also unveiled a plaque for the foundation stone of the Little India gateway in Sydney's Harris Park. The Australian prime minister revealed a new Centre for Australia-India Relations would be established at Parramatta.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday, addressing the Indian diaspora at the mega community event in Sydney, Australia said, "The basis of historic ties between India and Australia is mutual trust and mutual respect."
It was not all smooth sailing, with riot police defusing a flashpoint between protesters and supporters of Mr Modi as people filed into the area.
Mr Albanese also credited the Indian diaspora living in Australia, including about 700,000 people born on the subcontinent, for strengthening the local democracy.
"They have brought the spirit of the world's largest democracy to Australia and helped make our democracy stronger and more inclusive," he said.