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Nehru-Liaquat pact is not only a landmark agreement in the history of modern India, but also a legacy of frameworks of international relations of the past. Elucidate.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.

1. Nehru-Liaquat pact is not only a landmark agreement in the history of modern India, but also a legacy of frameworks of international relations of the past. Elucidate.(250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express 

Why this question:

The article talks about the importance of Nehru-Liaquat pact as a landmark agreement in the past and the way it has its inheritance in the frameworks of international relations.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the significance of Nehru-Liaquat pact in the modern Indian history and its importance with respect to the framework of International relations.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In short talk about the coming of Nehru-Liaquat pact in place.

Body:

To start with, explain that the plan was signed between the then prime minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru and his counterpart from Pakistan. It was signed Just after Independence of India in 1950. It was signed in the background of the communal partition of India and Pakistan. List down the key provisions of the pact. Discuss the points in favor and against the provisions of the pact. Explain in what way it laid the foundation and inherited from the framework of international relations of those times.

Conclusion:

Nehru-Liaquat pact defines the Indo-Pakistani relationship as one that could be negotiated in inherited frameworks of international relations based on the paramount capacity of the nation state.