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Topic: India and its bilateral relations
6) Discuss the current state of India Pakistan relations and comment on the way forward for relations between the two countries?(250 words)
Why this question
The article discusses the status of India Pakistan relations which has seen heightened levels of acrimony in the days gone by with things coming to a head with the threat of war looming. The article touches upon these issues and discusses ways to de-escalate the tension.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to bring out the status quo of relations between India and Pakistan, highlight that the threat of war is looming large over the countries. Thereafter, we need to give our view based on reasoned arguments about the next course of action.
Comment – When you are asked to comment, you have to pick main points and give your ‘opinion’ on them based on evidences or arguments stemming from your wide reading. Your opinion may be for or against, but you must back your argument with evidences.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain that relations between the two countries is at its nader.
- Discuss the reasons which led to the current sequence of events
- Discuss about the possible course of actions going forward such as release of IAF pilot which could set the course for de-escalate of tension between the two countries, ways through which Pakistan can be brought to the dialogue table and how international pressure can be built for ensuring that Pakistan takes credible action against terror groups on its soil
- Give your view on what should be the best course of action for India
Conclusion – Give a fair and balanced view and discuss way forward.