India-Africa Defence Dialogue
India-Africa Defence Dialogue is a biennial event that was held for the first time in February last year in Lucknow. The event is expected to be held in March next year at the sidelines of DefExpo. New Delhi is planning to make it into a regular event
The dialogue seeks to boost the diplomatic relationship between India and the African countries. Discussions will be held to explore new areas for mutual cooperation. It will be hosted by Indiaâ€™s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It will witness the participation of defence ministers of African nations. The theme for the 2022 event is â€˜India-Africa: Adopting Strategy for Synergizing and Strengthening Defence and Security Cooperationâ€™.