Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
2) “Iran is pivotal in realizing the idea of connecting India with Central Asia”, in the back drop of statement discuss the challenges in realizing it? What steps do you suggest as way forward?(250 words)
Why this question:
The question aims to suggest the pivotal role played by Iran in connecting India with central Asia.
Key demand of the question:
One must bring out the vital role that Iran plays in building relations of India with Central Asia along with the challenges in doing so.
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:
Start with a statement saying the necessity of connecting India with Central Asia through Iran.
Talk about the India’s plan on connecting India with Central Asia through Iran and Afghanistan. Mention some facts like chabahar port to Afghanistan, International north south transport corridor etc.
Discuss the challenges in realizing the above idea: for example US sanctions on Iran and cautioned other countries not to engage with Iran in trade, Enmity between Saudi Arabia and Iran etc,.
Suggest possible solutions.
Conclude asserting the need of friendly relations with Iran and also with other countries.