Ruchita Beri

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  • Ruchita Beri is Consultant at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    What does India’s invitation to the African Union during the G20 Presidency imply?

    September 09, 2023

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Ruchita Beri’s opinion piece ‘What does India’s invitation to the African Union during the G20 Presidency imply?’ has been published in ‘Awaaz’, The Voice, on 09 September 2023.

    It is hoped that India will be able to secure a consensus for the entry of AU as a full member of G20. This step would give due recognition to a resurgent Africa and enhance the voice of the developing countries on the global stage.

    India's G20 presidency: A priority to engage Africa

    September 07, 2023

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Ruchita Beri’s article ‘India's G20 presidency: A priority to engage Africa’ has been published in India vs Disinformation, on 07 September 2023.

    To amplify the voice of the Global South, India has pitched for making African Union a permanent member of the G20 and if a proposal to this regard is accepted during the group’s summit in New Delhi, this will lead to making it become more inclusive and representative, says Ms Beri.

    15th BRICS Summit: Expansion and Cooperation Mechanism Receive a Boost

    August 25, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Ruchita Beri’s article ‘15th BRICS Summit: Expansion and cooperation mechanism receive a boost’ has been published in India vs Disinformation, on 25 August 2023.

    With the admission of six countries to the BRICS at the Johannesburg summit, weight of the group at the international level has increased, but along with this what has essentially got a push has been its cooperation mechanism--all this, among member countries, says Ms Beri.

    Coup in Niger: Implications and Impact

    The coup in Niger has deep regional and international implications and may lead to increase in major power contestations in the region.

    August 22, 2023

    India–Africa Relations: Changing Horizons: Rajiv Bhatia, Routledge, New York

    India’s partnership with Africa has come into the limelight in recent years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Address to the Ugandan parliament in 2018 reiterated that Africa is a high priority for India’s foreign policy. India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons by Rajiv Bhatia is a welcome addition to the literature on India’s engagement with the African continent. In this volume, Bhatia has put to good use, the insights gained during his 37-year innings in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), particularly his term as India’s High Commissioner to Kenya, South Africa and Lesotho.

    November 2022

    Egyptian President Visit to India Strengthens Partnership

    India and Egypt elevated bilateral ties to that of a Strategic Partnership during the visit of President Abdel Fateh Al Sisi.

    February 02, 2023

    India’s Deployment of Women Peacekeepers Exemplary

    January 06, 2023

    Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Ruchita Beri’s article ‘India’s Deployment of Women Peacekeepers Exemplary’ has been published in Financial Express on 06 January 2023.

    This crucial step reflects India’s exemplary efforts towards mainstreaming gender in UN peacekeeping deployments and continuous support for the UN Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, says Ms Beri.

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    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