Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
5) In spite of challenges, India’s international relations with respect to Europe point to its cessation from the past and demonstrate willingness for a more creative commitment. Justify.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article highlights India’s strategic neglect of Central Europe in the past decades and highlights the recent productive engagement with the region by the current government.
Key demand of the question:
Analyse the trends in India –Europe relations from past to present.
Justify – When you are asked to justify, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain the context of the question.
First discuss the historical relations that India shared with European countries.
Explain how today, Located at the crossroads of Asia and at the heart of the Indian Ocean, India sees itself as a maritime power in the Indo-Pacific with big interests in continental Eurasia.
Explain in what way In deepening its partnership with Europe, Delhi can overcome some of the recent challenges that have emerged in the conduct of its foreign policy.
Conclude with significance of such increasing ties and way forward.