India and Africa are two of world's significant emerging powers whose relationship has been growing strong over the years. In his review of Rajiv Bhatia’s book India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons, Peter Cozens, former Royal New Zealand Navy officer highlights why it is a necessary read for those interested in India-Africa relations as they are today.
Africa as a zone of Sino-Indian contestation has intensified in the COVID era, where both countries extended support to the continent in diverse sectors of human security. Africa needs capacity, and building it means it will not make a choice between India and China, but it will prioritise its own needs and select separately what it needs from both countries
The Third India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) is currently underway in New Delhi. Over 50 heads of state from the African Union are expected to attend the Summit. Rajiv Bhatia, former Ambassador/High Commissioner in Kenya, Myanmar, Mexico and South Africa, lists the priorities for its success.