Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
5) “The Indian diaspora diplomacy is double-edged”. Critically examine the statement. (250 words)
Why this question:
Recently an UN report claimed India to have largest diaspora in the world in 2019.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must elucidate upon the importance that Indian diaspora holds for the country, discuss its potential and concerns associated.
Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
State that Diaspora forms a human link between two countries. It is one of the most important kind of Human Resource for a country which must be used wisely
Explain the evolving approach of Indian government towards the Indian diaspora. Discuss the status of Indian diaspora across the world countries.
Shell out few guidelines for actualization of the soft power credentials of the Indian diaspora; explain in what way the diaspora can act as a double edged sword.
Conclude with way forward.