Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
4. Do you think India needs to re-orient its foreign policy to face the challenge of increasing Chinese influence in South Asian region? Analyse.(250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why this question:
The editorial highlights the Myanmar’s growing dependence on China.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail why and how India needs to re-orient its foreign policy to face the challenge of increasing Chinese influence in South Asian region.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Start with the fact that Myanmar in recent times seems to have abandoned its earlier stance of non-alignment in favor of closer relations with China.
One has to explain in detail the implications of China-Myanmar bonhomie; like the Increase in China’s influence in domestic politics etc.
Discuss the impact of it on India; Increasing Chinese influence in India’s immediate and extended neighborhood could affect India’s interests in future.
Explain the changes that India should fold in to address the upcoming threat.
Conclude with what India should do to tackle the situation.