Expressing outrage at the attack on its students in Melbourne, India on Thursday asked Australia to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna reminded Australia about its responsibility to ensure the well-being and security of Indian students studying in that country.
"I have been appalled at the attack on our students in Melbourne," Krishna said in a statement in New Delhi, while commenting on the assault on four Indian students, one of whom is battling for life in a hospital there.
"We will impress upon the Australian authorities that such attacks should not be permitted," he said.
The minister said Indian Consulate General in Melbourne is in touch with the affected students and the state police.
Indian High Commissioner in Canberra Sujata Singh has rushed to Melbourne to take stock of the situation and to ensure that the student who has been seriously injured receives the best possible treatment and that the authorities ensure that the culprits are brought to book.