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Discuss the indispensability of a strong relation between India and Sri Lanka.

Topic:  India and its neighbourhood- relations.Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4.Discuss the indispensability of a strong relation between India and Sri Lanka. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu

Why this question:

The question is in the backdrop of Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s official visit to India.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the indispensability of a strong relation between India and Sri Lanka despite odds and the strains that the two countries faced in the past.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the background of relationship between the two countries.

Body:

Trace the relationship over a timeline from past to present. Discuss the avenues that the two countries have for each other, where they can manifest a strong bilateral relationship. Explain the challenges involved. Suggest what steps are being taken by the government of India to ensure better and stronger ties between the two countries.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.