“India-Africa partnership stands out and stands on its own. In India, Africa will always find a friend,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while speaking at the 55th Africa Day celebrations held in New Delhi on Friday.
The Nepal government has said "no" to China to build the Budhi Gandaki hydroelectricity project that was awarded to a Chinese firm by the previous Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'-led dispensation in 2016.
Reflecting New Delhi's increasing engagements with Africa, India and Ethiopia on Wednesday reviewed bilateral ties during the second Joint Commission Meeting headed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu in New Delhi.
At a conclave in New DelhiTuesday to discuss naval efficiency and combat readiness amid worries over an assertive China encircling India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Indian Navy has emerged as a "dependable partner" for Indian Ocean Region littoral navies.