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What do you understand by Asian Century?Explain and discuss what are the opportunities for India amidst the  growing significance of Asia.

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

1. What do you understand by Asian Century?Explain and discuss what are the opportunities for India amidst the  growing significance of Asia.(250 words)

The Hindu

Why this question:

The article highlights the fact that In the coming years, Asian economies will become larger than the rest of the world combined in PPP terms, for the first time since the 19th century. Thus the question on the importance of Asian century.

Key demand of the question:

Explain first the coming of the concept of Asian century and discuss the context of India and the prospects India has in such a century.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving 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:

Define what Asian century is;The Asian Century is the projected 21st-century dominance of Asian politics and culture, assuming certain demographic and economic trends persist.

Body:

Highlight the fact that after a gap of 200 years, Asian economies are again larger than the rest of the world’s combined. As India and China resolve their border dispute, Asia is providing the multilateral alternative to a world divided by values, and no longer by ideology.

Use illustrations from the article to bring out the context of the question.

Explain the opportunities India has.

Discuss the possible challenges from the West and the Gulf crisis.

Conclusion:

Over the coming century, cooperation between China and India can play a crucial role in reviving multilateralism and building a more united Asia.