The Quad partner has sent one of its maritime patrol aircraft to the Northern Territory for joint military training alongside the ADF.
Defence has revealed an Indian Navy P-8I aircraft will conduct coordinated exercises alongside Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon aircraft from 11-15 April off the coast of Darwin.
The combined training, set to mark the first time an Indian P-8I has deployed to Australia outside of a routine military exercise, aims to further strengthen bilateral defence ties between the Quad partners.
Activities are expected to include surveillance, anti-submarine warfare and interoperability drills.
Acting Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Stephen Meredith noted the importance of the engagement as a means to supporting share regional security outcomes.