Ruchita Beri

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  • Ruchita Beri is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    India and Africa Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges

    The India-Africa Forum Summit is an indication of the coming of age of India’s relations with African countries. While India’s relations with African countries are time tested and historical, nevertheless in recent years this affiliation has been revitalised. Booming trade is an indication of this change. Trade has grown from US$967 million in 1990-91 to $25 billion in 2006-07 (inclusive of oil imports). This transformed relationship is driven by a number of factors.

    April 08, 2008

    India Woos Africa

    India is all set to woo Africa at the forthcoming India-Africa Summit on April 8, 2008 in New Delhi, reflecting the continent’s growing importance to Indian foreign policy in the 21st century. The Summit comes more than a year after China organised a similar event at Beijing in November 2006.

    March 19, 2008

    India's Role in Keeping Peace in Africa

    India has played a major role in keeping peace in Africa through its participation in the UN peacekeeping operations in the continent. For India, being at the forefront in peacekeeping in Africa is driven by a combination of factors, the aim to promote world peace and also safeguard its national interest. India's contributions are thus unique in the context of professionalism, humanitarian concern, and gender sensitivity.

    March 2008

    India's Role in Keeping Peace in Africa

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    May 23, 2007
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    China’s Increasing Profile in Africa: Should India be Concerned?

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    October 18, 2006
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Africa's New Strategic Significance: Implications for India

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    March 04, 2006
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Africa's Energy Potential: Prospects for India

    In recent years, Africa has emerged as a hot spot for energy sources. The reopening of the oil sector in Sudan and the oil discoveries in West and Central Africa has made this possible. There is a growing argument that oil breeds instability in the African and other oil-rich developing countries across the world. While oil wealth has led to an increase in conflicts in Africa, particularly in the case of Sudan and Nigeria, the rising energy demand is pushing major US, European, Chinese and Malaysian oil companies to invest in African oil.

    July 2005

    Africa's Energy Potential: Prospects for India-Africa Cooperation

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    January 08, 2005
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    India’s Africa Policy in the post-Cold War Era: An Assessment

    In the post-Cold War era, with the emergence of an independent Namibia and a democratic South Africa, the main agenda that had brought India and Africa together—the fight against colonialism and institutionalised racialism—has disappeared. India’s Africa policy indicates a slight change as also some consistency in the post-Cold War era. It appears to be composed of five mantras: promoting economic cooperation, engaging the people of Indian origin, preventing and combating terrorism, preserving peace and assisting the African defence forces.

    April 2003

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