Poll: Will India-Africa Summit propel India onto world stage?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 29, 2015 14:22 IST
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to delegates as he walks back after delivering his speech during the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi. (AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasised the historical relationship India has with African nations and pointed out the areas in which they can continue to cooperate in the future during the third India-Africa Summit in New Delhi.

Calling Africa and India as the two bright spots of hope and opportunities in the global economy, Modi had two things in mind. The Prime Minister looked to challenge the Chinese influence in the continent as well as further his pet mission of Make in India by asking the various African countries to invest in India.

Through its soft power and harking to historical ties, India seeks to once again better its position in Africa as well as on the global stage.

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