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India is rolling out the red carpet for nearly all of Africa this week prime minister Narendra Modi's looking for a way to challenge China's two hundred billion dollar chokehold on the region's resources hosting a landmark summit with fifty African nations and capital New Delhi bureau chief Douglas but find that many hope to offer a different sort of deal across Africa India is playing catch up with China they don't have the same sort of financial firepower to throat investment so India is really trying to play on historical relationship that can act as far as going into antiquity China's pretty transactional the passengers being that they bring in their own labor force for example on major projects in , and I think the Africans are interested in art one minister visiting India thirty years ago you told India's leader you know the Chinese can build hospitals but we would like to see doctors and nurses coming from India , even if they can't match China's money just yet India's growing faster than east Asian rival the country is on track for the highest rate of economic growth in the world by twenty fifty