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Security beefed up for third India Africa Summit

Security beefed up for third India Africa Summit
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Heavy security has been put in place by the Delhi police ahead of the third India-Africa summit scheduled to take place from October 26 to 29 here in the national capital.

Heavy security has been put in place by the Delhi police ahead of the third India-Africa summit scheduled to take place from October 26 to 29 here in the national capital.


Almost one fourth of the force has been deployed to secure the four-day summit that commences on Monday and is to be attended by the heads of 54 African nations.

The summit will address the key challenges faced by Africa, which includes food, health and environmental security. India hopes to create conditions that stimulate trade and investment flows between India and African countries.

During the four-day summit, the two sides are expected to reinforce their partnership on the global platform and deepen security cooperation including on maritime security and countering terrorism.

The Third IAFS is set to be the largest gathering of foreign leaders in India since the Non-Aligned Summit in New Delhi in 1983 and the Commonwealth Summit the same year.
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