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Quarterly Feature – Increasing Connectivity with India
During Q2, President Xi invited Prime Minister Modi to China for a couple of days for private talks. The goal of the exercise was to build a framework for additional cooperation, in advance of the upcoming SCO and BRICS summits.
Separate from the private meetings, AIIB, owned 30% by China, had already shown an increased willingness to collaborate with India as shown in the Q2 deals listed below:
- In April, AIIB’s Board approved lending $140 million of a $502 million credit facility to Madya Pradesh Rural Development to fund the Rural Connectivity project – focussed on rural roads in India’s 2nd largest state. The World Bank led this financing with $210 million.
- In late June, AIIB’s Board approved investing $100 million into Phase 1 of The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) – a $600 million India based fund of funds, in which India will invest $500 million. The Fund will exclusively invest in India and intends to operate mostly through scalable platform companies that will target infrastructure assets primarily in the following sectors: roads, ports, airports, power (generation, transmission, distribution), urban infrastructure and logistics. AIIB is also considering investing an additional $100 million in Fund 2.
The two Q2 loans represent the 6th and 7th loans made by AIIB to India since Q1 2017. The seven loans represent 25% of the aggregate volume of AIIB outstanding loans since inception.
It is important to also remember that Modi has invited President Xi to India in 2019, an invitation which he has already accepted. In the interim, the two countries have also agreed visits by Ministers from both countries to each other during the remainder of 2018.
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