India’s ode to Africa | The Daily Star

IF there has been one segment of India’s foreign policy on which there has always been a multi-party consensus all along, it is the ties with Africa. Over the decades, India has provided diplomatic and material support to the struggle of African countries to get rid of colonial rule and the apartheid, which has helped ground the ties between India and Africa on a firm emotional foundation. It is this foundation from where India’s outreach to Africa has expanded over the decades without ever becoming a victim of ideological differences at home among Indian political parties, as say in the case of ties with the United States, the former Soviet Union, Russia and China. India’s African journey has resonated across the spectrum.

There has been a frequent exchange of high-level visits of Indian and…

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