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Elucidate upon India’s foreign policy priority to Africa and also examine the need for revamping India-Africa policy to deepen its ties for mutual benefits.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

3. Elucidate upon India’s foreign policy priority to Africa and also examine the need for revamping India-Africa policy to deepen its ties for mutual benefits. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article highlights the need for India to make new commitments, developing and deepening links in health, space and digital technologies with respect to its foreign policy.

Key Demand of the question:

Talk about India’s priority with respect to Africa in its foreign policy and the need for revamping India-Africa policy to deepen its ties for mutual benefits.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of India’s foreign policy.

Body:

Briefly discuss the ties between India-Africa from past to present.

Explain that the Covid-19 pandemic has been one of the worst humanitarian and economic crisis faced by the world, but its effects stand to be much more devastating, particularly for Africa, where economic and public health conditions are extremely vulnerable.

In the 21st century, Africa has transformed from a lost continent to a continent of hope. Subsequently, in recent years, Africa occupies a central place in the Indian government’s foreign and economic policy.

In the context of the current crisis, India has demonstrated its willingness and capacity to shoulder more responsibility in cooperating with Africa to recover from the current crisis and lend support in its overall growth.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.