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What is Blue dot Network? How will it benefit India amidst evolving Indo-Pacific strategies of the US? Discuss.

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

2.  What is Blue dot Network? How will it benefit India amidst evolving Indo-Pacific strategies of the US? Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express

Why this question:

Amidst the high pitched visit of Trump to India, roars of India joining the US-led Blue Dot Network (BDN) is in the news again.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the concept of Blue dot Network and its possible benefits to India amidst the changing Indo-Pacific strategies of the US.

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 concept of Blue dot Network.

Body:

The BDN was formally announced on 4th November, 2019 at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be led by the US along with Japan and Australia. It is a multi-stakeholder initiative to bring together governments, the private sector and civil society to promote high-quality, trusted standards for global infrastructure development. It is expected to serve as a globally recognized evaluation and certification system for roads, ports and bridges with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region. Discuss the possible benefits it can bring to India, explain challenges involved.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.