Third India-Africa Forum Summit

Third India-Africa Forum Summit

Africa's progress is in global interest

Development and progress of Africa is in the interest of the entire world community and the United Nations should take a lead in coordinating the efforts of developed and developing countries in chalking out a 10-year-plan for Africa, writes N.S. Venkatraman for South Asia Monitor.

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India and Africa: The 3G maritime connectivity

India and Africa are connected through the medium of the oceans and this has been an ancient linkage.  In the modern context, the advent of the colonial phase of recent history  and the Afro-Asian experience testifies to the relevance of the maritime domain in shaping the regional strategic and security environment., writes C.Uday Bhaskar

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Commerce ministry firming up Africa-focused export strategy

The commerce department is firming up an export strategy focused on Africa, giving a new dimension to the government's strategic push for ties with the continent that could offer a large market for Indian goods at a time of slowing global demand. 

Third India-Africa Forum Summit

More power to Indo-African partnership

Africa is the land of immense growth potential. India’s presence in Africa has been muted — the trade is pegged at about $75 billion, far lower than that of China and the European Union, investments have been higher than with either the EU or China. 

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Engaging Africa: India must go beyond capacity building on the continent

In his speech at the India-Africa Forum Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi candidly admitted that India, at times, hasn’t been able to deliver on African expectations.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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