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.

    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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