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In terms of geographic and demographic dimensions, skilled manpower, civilizational depth, China is the only country in the neighborhood which qualifies for comparison with India. Comment.

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations

2. In terms of geographic and demographic dimensions, skilled manpower, civilizational depth, China is the only country in the neighborhood which qualifies for comparison with India. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question:

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

Key demand of the question:

The question expects one to draw comparison between the development levels of India and China while highlighting the fact that China is the only country that is capable of being compared with the progress that India is making.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the India China factor.

Body:

One has to justify that in terms of geographic and demographic dimensions, skilled manpower, civilizational depth, China is the only country in the region which qualifies for comparison with India. Explain that the two countries have a long history of civilizational links. Discuss the bilateral relations; the two sides have established a Strategic and Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Prosperity. The leaders of India and China have also been meeting on the sidelines of regional, plurilateral and multilateral gatherings and conferences etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude on a positive note that It remains to be answered precisely as to whether the modern China is an opportunity, challenge or threat, perhaps, a mix of all three.