Indian PM Seeks to Consolidate Ties with Africa

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Africa on Thursday to consolidate ties with a resource-rich continent seen as crucial to New Delhi’s energy and food security. He will also pitch India as a development partner for Africa as it seeks to counter Chinese clout in the region.

The Indian leader’s five-day visit to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya follows a major summit in New Delhi last year with around 50 African heads of state.

“All these four countries, if you look at the map, are our maritime neighbors, all of them are gateways to the mainland, number of landlocked countries, which are also important partners,” said Amar Sinha who handles African affairs at the Indian Foreign Ministry –Voice Of America.

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