The third edition of India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) held in New Delhi from Oct 26-30, 2015 was the biggest such diplomatic outreach by India with a participation of 54 African nations, including leaders of 41 African nations for the first time. The fiveday summit, aimed at deepening India-Africa ties, started with official level consultations, followed by a heads-of-states level meet and ended with bilateral meetings between the Prime Minister of India and visiting African leaders.