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Should India boycott China, or focus on policies that support self-reliance and invest sufficiently to be at par in terms of economies of scale with China. Deliberate.

 

Topic :  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

2. Should India boycott China, or focus on policies that support self-reliance and invest sufficiently to be at par in terms of economies of scale with China. Deliberate.(250 Words)

Reference: Financial Express

Why the question:

The article covers in detail the recent happenings between India-China relationship and effects thereafter.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail what is the right approach in your opinion that India must take to resolve the issues with China. Support the idea of self-reliance and importance of such policies.

Directive:

Deliberate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

The increasing border tension between India and China at Galwan valley in Ladakh has led to an increase in anti-China sentiments with people willing to “boycott” Chinese products and “promote” domestic products. 

Body:

Discuss the border skirmished between the two countries.

Explain why boycotting isn’t a good option to take for India, why India should focus on Self-Reliance.   

Provide suggestions on how India can overcome the reliance on China.

Discuss what policy aspects should India focus on.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.