India and Africa, nurture a historically cordial relationship that has acquired a renewed significance over the last decade, with the change seen in their respective territories and the international system. The common interests that are driving the partnership encompass diverse fields concerning politics, economic development and security. With the changing international system and shifting geopolitics new opportunities are also emerging for India and Africa to collaborate.
Against this backdrop the book is an effort to “re-examine” India-Africa relations in this changing global order. It puts together Indian perspectives on various aspects of India-Africa relations and the road ahead. It contains some of the selected papers presented at a national conference on “India-Africa Relations in a Changing Global Order: Priorities, Prospects and Challenges” organised by Indian Council of World affairs on May21-22, 2019. The issues and concerns that have been brought into focus through different papers relate to India and Africa engagement in the context of global governance, democracy, common security and development challenges, diaspora and people to people connections. The book also contains the perspectives shared by Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaih Naidu and Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs, Shri TS Tirumurti on India and Africa relations in the changing global order.
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