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India-Africa trade summit

India is hosting an unprecedented gathering of Africa's leaders in India - Africa Forum Summit from October 26 to October 29, as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start.

India-Africa trade summit
This combination image shows the logos for the India-Africa Forum Summit in Arabic (top L), French (top R), Portuguese (bottom L) and Hindi (bottom R) on a wall at the venue in New Delhi on October 26, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
India-Africa trade summit
Indian Co-Chair of the Senior Official meeting Navtej Sarna (Front-C) poses for a group photograph with other summit officials during the Third IndiaAfrica Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on October 26, 2015. India host an unprecedented gathering of Africa's leaders in India -Africa Forum Summit from October 26 to October 29, as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start. (AFP/Getty Images)
India-Africa trade summit
Indian Co-Chair of the Senior Official meeting Navtej Sarna (C) addresses delegates during the Third IndiaAfrica Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on October 26, 2015. India host an unprecedented gathering of Africa's leaders in India -Africa Forum Summit from October 26 to October 29, as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start. (AFP/Getty Images)
India-Africa trade summit
Delegates read documents prior to the start of senior officials meeting at the Third IndiaAfrica Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on October 26, 2015. India hosts an unprecedented gathering of Africa's leaders in India -Africa Forum Summit from October 26 to October 29, as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start. (AFP/Getty Images)
India-Africa trade summit
Senior officials from African delegations listen during a meeting of senior officials at the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi on October 26, 2015. Over fifty heads of state of Africa have been invited to attend the main summit meeting on October 29. (AFP/Getty Images)
India-Africa trade summit
A delegate of Niger looks on prior to the start of a senior officials meeting at the Third IndiaAfrica Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on October 26, 2015. India hosts an unprecedented gathering of Africa's leaders in India -Africa Forum Summit from October 26 to October 29, as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start. (AFP/Getty Images)
India-Africa trade summit
An African delegate talks on the phone as he arrives for the Third IndiaAfrica Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on October 26, 2015. India host an unprecedented gathering of Africa's leaders in India -Africa Forum Summit from October 26 to October 29, as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start. (AFP/Getty Images)
India-Africa trade summit
Indian drivers of golf carts wait inside the sports complex where senior officials from Africa and India are attending the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi on October 26, 2015. Over fifty heads of state of Africa have been invited to attend the main summit meeting on October 29. (AFP/Getty Images)