Since 2000, Africa became an attractive destination for foreign investments due to its high growth rate, the rising middle class and its resource abundance, particularly in the energy sector. In recent years, dependence on oil resources increased and remains a priority for Indian investments abroad. The growing pressure of Indian demography requires more energy imports. Energy holds a major share in India Africa trade flows.
Over the last twenty years, Indian investments on the continent experienced robust growth, allowing the country to become a strategic partner for African development.
India has a long history of military engagement in UN peacekeeping operations . Over the last 70 years, India has deployed around 240 000 military troops and police officers in the framework of UN missions, becoming the largest troop contributor in UN history.