A range of issues, including frequent attacks on Indian students here and uranium sales, are expected to dominate the agenda of talks Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will have with the top Indian leadership during his two-day India visit beginning on Wednesday.
Rudd will arrive in Mumbai on Wednesday and meet top business leaders in India's commercial capital besides watching the India-Australia cricket match. On Thursday, he will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.
"Rudd will visit Mumbai and New Delhi for meetings with business and political leaders. His discussions will cover the full breadth of the Australia-India relationship including strategic affairs; our shared multilateral priorities; energy and climate change and sport," a spokesman for the Prime Minister said on the eve of his visit.
Rudd will also discuss high-end science, technology and education collaboration and the fast growing economic and trade partnership with the Indian leaders.
The visit follows efforts by a parade of state and federal government ministers who have tried in recent months to repair damage to the international student sector in the wake of attacks on Indian students.
Over 30 Indian students were attacked during the past five months in various Australian cities.