04 July 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1.Critically examine the roadblocks to modernisation of Indian defence forces.
2.Critically evaluate India’s strategic partnership with France.
3.Why is India witnessing a steep hike in food prices? Do you think measures taken by the government address the root causes? Critically examine.
4.Critically comment on the relationship between the President and the Prime Minister as envisaged in the Constitution.
5.Critically comment on the relevance of the institution of Planning Commission in the context of a rapidly changing Indian economy and society.
6.”Weeding out obsolete and conflicting laws should be made a national objective to be followed with vigour in a number of areas, not just in finance. ” Examine.
7.”Dowry and the crimes done in its pursuit are reminders of this India’s failure to step out of social backwardness.” Critically comment.
8.”Liberal democracy is not about a perfect executive interacting with a perfect legislature interacting with a perfect judiciary. Liberal democracy has worked well because checks and balances deliver better results when all three are imperfect.” Do you agree with this assessment? Comment.
9.Critically analyse efforts made by major economies of Asia to position themselves as regional powers with international ambitions.