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The Indian government should keep a cautious appreciation on developments in the Gulf, looming west Asian crisis and prepare its own groundwork. Elucidate.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2. The Indian government should keep a cautious appreciation on developments in the Gulf, looming west Asian crisis and prepare its own groundwork. Elucidate. (250 words)

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Why this question:

Once again, the West Asia – or the Middle East – is on the boil as Washington and Tehran ratchet up the aggression, thus the question.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss the recently being witnessed Gulf crisis and the effects that it will possibly have on India and what should India do in such a situation.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Discuss the ongoing turmoil in the Gulf.

Body:

Explain the ongoing conflict between US and Iran.

Discuss the west Asian crisis and India’s stand.

Explain the dependence of India on West Asia for Oil.

Explain how the economy gets nudged due to the crisis.

What are the strategic interests of various countries in the region?

Suggest what should India do in such a situation?

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.