“We urge both leaders, both countries, to exercise restraint with respect of this,” he said, appealing to the two countries to not make the situation worse.
After the meeting, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup described it as “milestone achievement” as the two PMs announced completion of procedures for the agreement.
The decision to scrap the honours by Malcolm Turnbull may be interpreted as a signal of his willingness to revisit the thorny question of Australia’s relationship with the monarchy.
With the Canberra-based art gallery giving its consent, the ASI has requested the Ministry of Culture to send an official team to examine the antique idol dating to the first century.
Turnbull called mutual respect between faiths “the glue that binds this very diverse country together”, blamed anti-Muslim protesters for stoking divisiveness.
Australia has demanded an assurance that he will not be given the death sentence in India before parting with the information sought, sources told The Sunday Express.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper said a man had fired on the building, hitting a police employee before being shot dead by police.
The likes of Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell will participate in the domestic ODI tournament in the meantime.
Australia were scheduled to depart on Monday but were told to stay back after the government warned of a potential security risk.
The first Test is supposed to kick off on October 9 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
The Australian team was due to leave Sydney on Monday morning for Bangladesh
James Faulkner made a splash in his only start for Australia, bagging six wickets against England in a dead rubber at The Oval.
Though Steve Smith led Australia against India in three Tests at home, he will captain the side on tour for the first time.
Last week, Australia agreed to expand into Syria the air strikes it has been undertaking in Iraq against IS, also known as Daesh, in response to a formal request from Washington.
The United States, Canada, Turkey and Gulf states have already been involved in strikes on IS militants in Syria.