Anew phase in India-Africa relations - The Hindu BusinessLine
Nov 30, Since , India and Africa relations have been institutionalized. India has started engagement with African Union (Pan African Platform). May 29, Since , India and Africa relations have been institutionalized. . and growing trend of globalization makes it an apt destination for India to. Investment trends between India and Africa have also increased dramatically in recent years. Since approximately , African foreign direct investment (FDI).
A new phase in India-Africa relations
Though India in this phase continued to support Africa against Apartheid. However the lead was taken by private sector, rather than government. Private sector of India should be given credit to push attention of GoI towards the region of strategic and economic importance.
Present status of relations SinceIndia and Africa relations have been institutionalized. So far 3 summits have been organized under the aegis of India Africa Forum Summit. It is to be noted that the approach of GoI is also influenced by China.
China has also initiated the Forum for Africa and China cooperation in the year Strategies adopted by Indian government: The credit lines have helped create projects in 41 countries. A Pan-African e-Network for education and health is functional in 48 countries.
Moreover Chinese strategy of exporting Chinese labour as part of its push to create excess capacity abroad to counter unemployment in China is rattling the African population. There have been protests against the discriminatory employment practices of China in matters of employment in Nigeria, Kenya etc.
Challenges India faces from the presence of countries like U.Audio Article - INDO - AFRICA RELATION ('The Hindu' & 'The Indian Express')
S in Africa S trade with Africa initially was high because of its strategy to reduce dependence of middle East oil and hence they went for greater purchase from Africa. With shale revolution in USA, trade volume has declined.
USA still involved in infrastructural development, export of commodities food stuff, refined productsexport of equipments, projects for Mineral exploration. All these fields are also what India is interested in. Same is the case with china USA along with China has also been offering soft loans which are being lapped up by capital starved African nations Shortcomings of U. S and other developed countries involvement S products are too costly for African customers compared to Indian and Chinese products Export of raw materials to USA unlikely to grow a lot because of relative stagnation of GDP growth rate of U.
However India asserts for joint endeavour for better development India abrogates its responsibility in terms of mid stream and downstream delivery processes, instead relying on multilateral agencies like African Union.
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This leads to India losing credit for a project despite the financial, technological backing it gives India contributed a lot more than other countries in terms of ebola relief but did not highlight it.
Indian assistance was largely through multilateral forums and in a piecemeal manner Impact of IAFS process so far India has committed unprecedented level of resources to Africa in soft loans and grants.
Another advantage that India has, in any projects it employs local people thereby generating employment, earning goodwill.
China exports Chinese labour. Weakness Multiple competing interests present. We have focus on nations individually to take projects forward No efforts by India to curb racial discrimination. Several reports in the past have highlighted that the propensity if Indians to discriminate on grounds of race is quiet high. It will also include 50, scholarships in India over the next five years and support the expansion of the Pan Africa E-Network and institutions of skilling, training and learning across Africa.
They also agreed on jointly promoting greater involvement of the Troop Contributing Countries in the decision-making process.
Political Relations Even though tackling its own problems within the first two and three decades, India shared experts in the field of agriculture and other fields. This enables us to find an alternate promising market when our markets of the west are slowly diminishing due to various economic and political reasons.
It was nearly a decade ago, inthat India made a serious attempt for a strategic partnership with all of Africa, instead of just the nations it traded with, at the first India-Africa Forum Summit. New Delhi had its work cut out, building a place for India as a partner in low-cost technology transfers, a supplier of much-needed, affordable generic pharmaceuticals, and a dependable donor of aid that did not come with strings attached. Over the past few years the outreach to Africa has also been driven by visits of President, Vice-President and Prime Minister.
Every country in Africa has by now been visited by an Indian Minister, highlighting the personal bonds India shares. During the years of decolonisation, India exerted considerable political and ideological influence in Africa as a role model and a leader of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Its commitment to decolonisation through nonviolent means made it relatively reluctant to provide military assistance to national liberation movements.
There are numerous of Indians and Africans of Indian descent living in Africa, mainly in the eastern and southern coast in places such as MauritiusKenya and South Africa.
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There are at least 40, Africans in India. Business[ edit ] Indian firms are conducting numerous takeovers abroad and are venturing into Africa. Ex-Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh while expressing his country's support to Africa, said in an Indo-African trade summit that "Africa possesses all the prerequisites to become a major growth pole of the world in the 21st century.
We will work with Africa to enable it to realise this potential". According to Rejaul Karim Laskara scholar of India's foreign policy, "the African countries are presently at such a stage of development when India can offer the most appropriate technology at competitive prices".
The IAFS is held once in every three years. It was first held from April 4 to April 8, in New Delhi, and was the first such meeting between the heads of state and government of India and 14 countries of Africa chosen by the African Union.
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