Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
2. should India strive for “double peace”, both inside Afghanistan and in the region? Analyse. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s comment that India supports talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban signals a subtle shift in India’s approach towards the Afghan crisis.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss the need for India to strive for double peace both inside Afghanistan as well as for the entire region.
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:
Start with brief background of the India-Afghan relations.
The answer body must have the following aspects covered:
Discuss Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-IP).
Explain the past dealings with Taliban, discuss Biden’s Afghanistan plan.
Discuss India’s strategy in Afghanistan. The question that bothers India and other stakeholders in the region is how to help Afghanistan end the violence without total submission to the Taliban.
Afghanistan Government which is currently negotiating on weaker terms may get a stronger backing if India is actively engaged in talks. Therefore, India must use its regional influence as well as its deep ties with both the U.S. and Russia, strive for what Mr. Jaishankar called “double peace”, both inside Afghanistan and in the region.