3) India has a central role in the Washington’s “Indo-Pacific” policy. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)

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3) India has a central role in the Washington’s “Indo-Pacific” policy. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question

The article provides critical and  valuable insights into India’s position and role as envisaged by the Indo-pacific policy of the US.

Directive word

Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to express our knowledge and understanding of the Indo-Pacific policy of the US and thereupon form an opinion as to whether India has a central role in it or not. We have to back up our opinion with proper and valid arguments and facts.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  Indo-Pacific policy of the US.

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Discuss the role India is envisaged to play in the policy. E.g The NSS 2017 views the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and APEC as “centerpieces of the Indo-Pacific’s regional architecture”; The Indo-Pacific, as described in the NSS, represents the most populous and economically dynamic part of the world and “stretches from the west coast of India to the western shores of the United States”; That strategic vision does not cater to India’s interests. The NSS 2017 has omitted some of India’s most vital interests, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Also left out is the Strait of Malacca, which links the Indian and Pacific Oceans and is India’s gateway to trade with Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea; China is the main security threat to U.S. primacy in Asia. It also has a long-standing border dispute with India. That gives India and the U.S. a shared interest in countering China’s growing military power and territorial revisionist tendencies etc.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.