Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
2. India’s transformed commitment with Non-Alignment movement remains a critical forum for pursuing India’s global interest. Analyse.(250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The article brings to us the changing role of India’s foreign policy amidst the changing times being witnessed by the world.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the importance of NAM and India’s crucial role in it to pursue its own interests as well as the interests of the world at large.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Present briefly the current context.
To start with explain that video address by our Indian prime minister to a summit of the non-aligned nations was held recently. NAM is a relic of the Cold War, but we must also acknowledge that a new Cold War is beginning to unfold, this time between the US and China. Talk briefly about the importance of NAM in current times. Explain why India’s renewed engagement on Non-Alignment movement remains a critical forum.
Conclude that India’s diplomacy during the ongoing pandemic suggests that it has been quick to recognize the changing global dynamics. It will be imperative for India’s foreign policy to remain consistent with its renewed approach in the times to come.