His day, full of engagements, started by paying homage to the 26/11 terror attack victims at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace where he is staying in South Mumbai.

Later, Abbott met Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan.

The Australian Prime Minister is slated to speak to students at University of Mumbai.

Abott is scheduled to have lunch with a large group of top industrialists at the Hotel Taj and later meet a select group of CEOs including Cyrus Mistry of Tata Group and Adani Group's Gautam Adani.

The late afternoon was scheduled for a sporting event organized by the Australian consulate - attending a felicitation of young Indian cricketers by Australians legends like Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee, in the presence of Sachin Tendulkar, at the Cricket Club of India.

HIGHLIGHTS
Tony Abbott arrives in India on Thursday
Both countries looking forward to boost strategic ties
Abbott to held discussion with business leaders in Mumbai
Abbott may sign a MoU in field of sports
Australian’s New Colombo Plan to be launched in India
Abbott will discuss civil nuclear deal with Modi
India refused to sign NPT
Australia has about a third of world's recoverable uranium resources and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes
Mining, finance and education deal could be signed
Arriving on his first visit to India as prime minister, the high point of Abbott's trip is the possibility of signing a nuclear cooperation agreement with Modi-led NDA government.

He is scheduled to hold delegation-level meetings and discuss various issues with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Friday.

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