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  • India and Africa: Deepening the Security Engagement

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
    This volume delves into the multifaceted relationship between India and African countries, focusing on their evolving security, economic, energy and technological cooperation. It tracks the development of this partnership, highlighting India`s proactive involvement in Africa. The volume examines India`s contributions to African security, including maritime security, as well as its role in addressing energy and food security challenges on the continent. It also delves into the complexities of cybersecurity and skill development, underscoring the importance of collaborative efforts to tackle mutual concerns. Through a detailed analysis, this volume provides valuable insights and recommendations for enhancing the strategic partnership between India and Africa in the years ahead.
    • ISBN: 9788197198687 ,
    • Price: ₹ 2495/-
    • E-copy available

    Anjali Dhankhar asked: What are the major drivers of India’s Africa Policy?

    Abhishek Mishra replies: For a long time, the Indian government was criticised for not having a dedicated strategy/policy for its engagement with the African continent. The frequency of two-way high-level ministerial visits was also limited. Prime Minister Narendra Modi enunciated India’s policy towards Africa in July 2018 during his address to the Ugandan Parliament.

    Rashid Manzoor asked: Can China's increasing clout in Africa be viewed as a zero sum game from India’s point of view?

    Ruchita Beri replies: China’s foot print in Africa has increased considerably in recent years. China launched the Forum for China- Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2000. It is well known that the Chinese Foreign Minister begins each calendar year with regular visits to the African continent. Along with the political engagement, China’s economic engagement with the region has increased. China is currently Africa’s largest trading partner, with the two way trade valued at $254 billion in 2021.

    The Commonwealth and India–Africa Relations

    The Commonwealth could be leveraged to further India’s expanding interests in the Indian Ocean Region and Africa

    May 16, 2023

    IADD Reinvigorates India’s Defence Cooperation with African Countries

    The second India–Africa Defence Dialogue at DefExpo 2022 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat has opened multiple pathways for defence cooperation between India and Africa.

    October 18, 2022

    Raksha Mantri’s Visit to Egypt: Significance for India–Africa Defence Cooperation

    Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh’s visit to Egypt will concretise India–Africa defence cooperation through training, capacity-building, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

    October 17, 2022

    Omkar Shelar asked: Why is the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) not gaining pace and how will it affect India's influence compared to that of China in Africa?

    Ruchita Beri replies: The Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is one of the initiatives launched by India in recent years, to enhance cooperation with African countries in partnership with Japan. The AAGC vision document was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 23 May 2017. The main objective of the corridor is to enhance growth and connectivity between Asia and Africa.

    India–Namibia Relations Get a Boost

    The Namibian Foreign Minister’s visit to India saw the signing of a critical wildlife pact relating to relocation of African Cheetahs, and provided a boost to bilateral ties.

    August 22, 2022