Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism
6. Given a rising graph of cross-border terrorism over the past two decades, Discuss in what way cooperation with neighbors on security is essential for India.(250 words)
Reference: Research Gate
Why this question:
The question tends to analyse the effect of rising incidences of cross-border terrorism over the past two decades and in what way they necessitate India to have cooperation with neighbors on security.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the case of the question, highlight significance of the relations with neighbor countries and especially on the aspects of Security.
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:
With eleven neighboring countries (including four across the seas), many of which share cross-border Diasporas with India, internal peace and external security are inextricably intertwined.
- Discuss in detail relations of India with the neighboring countries on a case by case basis; Bangladesh, China, Nepal and Pakistan etc.
- Take hints from the article and explain singularly the key issues and threats posed by each neighboring country to India.
- Explain what needs to be done and what should be the way ahead for India.
India must seek to maintain independence of its foreign policy and security choices reflective of its civilizational ethos, while working in partnership with all friendly countries on issues of common interest.