Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
4. In the background of the emerging uncertainty in global affairs discuss the need for closer collaboration between India and China.(250 Words)
Why this question:
The article talks about the emerging uncertainty in global affairs and the need for closer collaboration between India and China.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss the recent fundamental transformations in the global affairs and explain why India and China must look for closer collaborations.
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:
In brief highlight the recent changes in global affairs.
The world today is undergoing a fundamental transformation and there are several facets to the emerging uncertainty.
Traditional and non-traditional security threats (economic and military competition, climate change, piracy, radical ideology, cyber threats, drug and human trafficking, and energy and food security) have grown in magnitude.
Power, whether economic, political or military, is fractured. There have been increasing multi polarity and the associated power struggles. There is less multilateralism but greater multi-polarity. Hedging and multi-alignment are the order of the day.
Trade and technology are at the heart of a new round of competition and contestation.
Nationalism and regionalism are on the rise and this threatens to disrupt global cooperation.
Then move on to discuss Growing relevance of China and India Relations.
Conclude that there is enough room for all Asian countries to prosper together. An Asia of rivalry will hold back the region’s development. It is the Asia of cooperation that will shape the coming century of the world.