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5) With the Global Politics changing at a fast pace, India stands at the crossroads in terms of its foreign policy approach, do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words)

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5) With the Global Politics changing at a fast pace, India stands at the crossroads in terms of its foreign policy approach, do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article explains that in a setting where there was a chariot of peace, joint co-operation, multilateralism and liberalism whose strings were controlled by institutions such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Court of Justice has now become one of warhorses pulling in different directions to embrace unilateralism, protectionism and isolationism.

Key demand of the question:

The answer should detail upon the changing geopolitics of the world and India’s foreign policy approach with recent examples.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by stating that the global order is now dipping into a vortex of disruptions largely caused by the United States, China and Brexit.

Body:

Discuss first the current issues of geopolitics.

Explain the aspects of – table policy of non-alignment and strategic autonomy; the idea to join the bandwagon of unilateralism and be a permanent treaty ally of one of the superpowers, and, finally, embark upon a calculated trip with the objective of expansion in terms of forging new relations and exploring fresh territories by adopting a strategy of “multi-alignment and transactional autonomy”.

Discuss what opportunities India has ahead.

Conclusion:

Conclude that despite these contradictions and challenges, a number of opportunities in the new world order await India.

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