Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
2. Account for the role of geopolitical forces in India-USA defence partnerships. (250 words)
Reference: Hindustan Times
Why the question:
The article explains the centrality of defence in India-US ties.
Key Demand of the question:
One must discuss the role of geopolitical forces in India-USA defence partnerships.
Account – 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 are in agreement with the original proposition.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly present background of India- U.S. defence co-operations so far.
India and the U.S. have been involved in a number of bilateral and multilateral military exercises.
The foundational agreements, LEMOA, COMCASA and BECA have also been signed between India and the U.S.
Recently the Leaders’ Summit of India, U.S., Japan and Australia was held under the Quadrilateral Framework.
Discuss the significance of India-US defence cooperation.
Explain in detail the role of geopolitical forces in India-USA defence partnerships.
Conclude with significance.