Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
4. Geopolitics has played a crucial role in recent success of Pakistan in Asia-Pacific meet of FATF, Do you agree? Analyse.(250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why this question:
The article discusses in detail the Recent deliberations of the Asia-Pacific
group of Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Thus the question.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the deliberations with respect to FATF and in what way the changing geopolitics have redefined the success of Pakistan in the Asia-Pacific meet.
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:
Discuss briefly the highlights of the deliberations that took place recently.
Asia-pacific group has observed that Pakistan has made progress in curtailing
Terror financing in its country. Ex: stopping fund flow to LeT, JeM, legal action initiated against some etc.
Pakistan was put on a grey list under FATF norms for its failure to stop terror financing in the country in 2018.
Discuss India’s response to it.
Conclude with the role that Geopolitics plays in such deliberations at a global level.