Topic– Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
2) Discuss the evolution of India’s policy with respect to ASEAN?(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to bring out the evolution of India’s policy with respect to ASEAN from look easy to act east. Thereafter, we need to bring out the impact of such policies on relations between India and Asean and discuss the way forward.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Give a brief introduction about ASEAN and why they are important for India.
- Discuss in brief the history of india’s relationship with ASEAN. Highlight the evolution of India’s foreign policy wrt ASEAN from Look East policy to Act East policy and discuss the content of these policies
- Highlight the major challenges and opportunities that India’s relation with ASEAN provides. You can discuss the trade agreement between the two, the strategic content of the relationship etc
- Discuss how the relationship can evolve to become mutually beneficial
Conclusion – Give your view on the status of India Asean relationship and discuss way forward.