The meeting is an ambitious attempt to strike up a new partnership with Africa, one that the Indian government says will be based on ‘mutual benefit’.
But India has a long way to catch up to China.
The value of trade between India and Africa has almost tripled since 2006, to around $70bn a year. That’s far behind China’s trade with Africa which topped $222bn last year.
So, is New Delhi offering Africa something different?
And how much of a threat is it to China’s dominance in the continent?
Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria
Amadou Sy – Director of the Africa Growth Initiative.
Marcus Courage – CEO of Africa Practice, a Strategy and Communications Consultancy.
Sreeram Chaulia – Executive Director of the Centre for Global Governance and Policy.
Source: Al Jazeera