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- In the intro, mention that Africa is considered a foreign policy priority by India and has designed a forward-looking strategy to deepen ties.
- In the body, mention bilateral economic relations with Africa with bilateral trade at $ 55 billion in 2021 and scope to increase it, mention India’s investment in at $ 3 billion. In the next part mention the sharpened global competition for influence in Africa and challenges for India, also mention the challenges faced by India’s vaccine diplomacy due to the second covid-19 wave. Also mention the potential for deepening collaborations in health, space and digital technologies.
- Conclude by mentioning that it is time to seize the opportunity and restore Africa to its primary position in India’s diplomacy and economic engagement.