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Discuss the importance of the Maritime Neighborhood for India. Also explain what should be the course of action for Indian foreign policy towards maritime Neighborhood.

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations

3. Discuss the importance of the Maritime Neighborhood for India. Also explain what should be the course of action for Indian foreign policy towards maritime Neighborhood.(250 words)

Reference: Live Mint  Indian Express 

Why this question:

The question is based on the theme of – India and its neighborhood- relations.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the concept of Maritime Neighborhood and its importance for India, also explain the course of action for Indian foreign policy towards successful maritime Neighborhood.

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 define Maritime Neighborhood.

Body:

Start by explaining what is the importance of the Maritime Neighborhood for India? – discuss the Geo-strategic, geopolitical, geo-economic prospects.   Explain what should be India’s focus in the maritime domain. Discuss the past to present progress in this domain made by India. Highlight the concerns and challenges. Suggest solutions to the above challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.