India forges stronger partnership with Africa

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (photo: dpa)

Africa possesses all the elements to become a major centre of growth, says India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh whose soft approach to investing in the continent aims to build a long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationship to counter China’s more aggressive drive, writes GIS expert Barun S.Mitra.

INDIA has watched enviously as China dramatically expanded its trade and investment in Africa over the years.

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But the Indian prime minister’s visit to Africa in May was the first in a determined drive to counter Beijing’s growing control over resources and influence in the continent.

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