The India-Africa Forum Summit in October in New Delhi will be a milestone event, with more than 50 African states and representatives from the African Union participating. It will demonstrate how Africa fits into India’s new foreign policy outlook, clarify to African countries how ‘Make in India’ impacts their economies, and will be an opportunity for both sides to renew development cooperation.
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The Islamic State’s violence dominated 2014’s news headlines, masking important non-violent initiatives around the world. But endeavors for peaceful solutions are thriving, and India, with its legacy of a non-violent freedom struggle, must contribute to this process as a counter-force against the advocates of violence
This compendium of essays edited by Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi analyses the impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian investments in African agriculture.
India’s demand for resource security, potential trade and investment opportunities and a strategic partnership with the African Union is similar to that of China; but the approach that each nation has taken is rather different.
India and Brazil’s increasing engagement in Africa is a clear sign that both countries are embracing their new roles as global diplomats. By joining forces to bolster Africa’s food security, they have the chance to break ground on a tangible agenda that could have a far-reaching impact on matters of global concern
The quarterly review includes all Features written exclusively (unless mentioned otherwise) for Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations by various contributors and Gateway House staff.
In this chapter of ‘Two Billion dreams’, Renu Modi highlights the potential for India's experiences to provide unique support for Africa in their shared pursuit of food security. India’s investment of capital, technology, and political institutions can have a transformational effect on its partner in development.
India has emerged as a significant donor in Asia and Africa, second only to China. Its long record of supporting developing nations coupled with its focus on capacity building and accessibility make India an increasingly welcome benefactor.
India's political will and commitment to build ties afresh with Africa have been on display. But the promises made need to be met.
Africa and India have agreed to continue their cooperation primarily by expanding their economic and political relations. They will also continue cooperating on technology, social development, health, culture and infrastructure to name a few.