Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
3) In an undefined world order, India and France are natural partners in building the new coalitions. elucidate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is about evaluating India and France bilateral relations.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain in detail how in a more uncertain world order, India and France are natural partners in building the new coalitions.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In short explain the current context of the question.
In brief first explain the historical relations that India and France have been sharing.
Discuss that India and France recognize the urgency of constructing coalitions that can provide a measure of stability in an increasingly unstable world. France, which had sought strategic autonomy within the framework of its alliance with the US, and India, which has valued independent foreign policy, are natural partners in building the new coalitions for an uncertain era.
Discuss the ties between the two countries on various fronts.
Explain the effect of other factors that have a potential of affecting India-France relations and in what way the two countries have still been in friendly relations with each other.
Conclude with way ahead.