Oceanic groupings of Africa and India: Contemporary and common perspectives
The oceanic groupings of Africa and India are spaces that are focused towards decolonisation and cooperation with other nations from the global south. These regions are not only important from a strategic standpoint but also assist in fostering economic cooperation on a national, regional, continental, or indeed global platform. These oceanic groupings also serve as a platform for dialogue about trade facilitation, sustainable utilisation of natural and human resources, securitisation of economic and human assets from pirates, blue economy, open regionalism practises, regionalisation of opportunities and investments, and restricting the extractive developmental model and neo colonisation practises by the humanitarian approach that India represents towards Africa. This article is mainly divided into two parts: the first provides a brief historical connection between Africa and India through the oceanic connection; the second focuses on contemporary and common perspectives such as the economy, strategy, diplomacy, sustainability, and pollution concerns related to the oceanic groupings of Africa and India while analysing the role of the IORA.