India and Japan, two countries wanting to enhance the quality of their engagement in Africa’s development, have historically taken fundamentally different approaches to the task. But now, both are being guided by geoeconomic imperatives in aligning their strategy in the region— and the Asia Africa Growth Corridor offers many opportunities for synergy at the B2B level
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China’s footprint in the African continent is growing because it is a zealous summiteer. And now, in response to ‘debt-trap’ criticism, it also appears to be stressing private sector investment in Africa over loans and credit. Are there any takeaways for India in this?
Africa today holds great economic allure for the major powers, which are looking to deepen their partnerships with it. India, which shares a rich past with the continent, has been adopting many measures to step up economic diplomacy in the region
This version of the Gateway House Map on China’s Expanding Global Telecom Empire identifies some more telecommunication assets -- optic-fibre and satellite ground stations -- that Beijing is working on in South and Central America, Africa, Myanmar, the Indian Ocean Region and mainland China besides the existing ones, such as the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE). It shows the direction China’s investment is taking, its diplomatic overtures and the larger geopolitical implications of its growing telecom empire
Our Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, was a guest on Lok Sabha TV’s ‘Global Review’ hosted by Sachin Chaturvedi, discussing recent elections in Pakistan as well as the BRICS Summit. Watch the full programme here.
Our Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, was interviewed by the Economic Times analysing the visits of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping and Indian PM Narendra Modi to Africa ahead of the BRICS Summit. Read the full article Read more
Our Dist. Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, mentioned in an article discussing PM Modi and Chinese Premier Xi’s visits to Africa. Read the full article here.
Our Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, joined DD News on a first-ever, special program dedicated to India-Rwanda relations, following the first ever visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the African nation. Watch the full video Read more
Our Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, was mentioned in an article in the Daily Monitor leading up to PM Modi’s visit to Uganda. Read the full article here.
China’s judicious deployment of economic diplomacy—in sectors ranging from infrastructure and agriculture to skill development--has enabled it to develop relations with several African countries. India, Africa’s oldest partner, which is diversifying its own relationship, can replicate parts of China’s approach