The untapped potential of India-Africa security cooperation


The strategic partnership between India and Africa has grown through bilateral relations and multilateral engagements among a number of African countries. Yet despite progress, key stakeholders have neither adequately recognised nor effectively leveraged the full potential of security cooperation in the partnership. This report reflects on existing collaboration on security matters and identifies areas of mutual benefit. It argues for a more comprehensive shared security agenda that could easily fit within existing frameworks.

About the authors

Priyal Singh is a Researcher in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding programme at the ISS. He holds an MA with distinction in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Abhishek Mishra is an Associate Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Delhi, with an MPhil in African studies from the University of Delhi.

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