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Discuss briefly the emerging fault lines in South Asia and the wider Indo-Pacific in the context of Quad’s future role and China’s aggressive diplomacy.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

1. Discuss briefly the emerging fault lines in South Asia and the wider Indo-Pacific in the context of Quad’s future role and China’s aggressive diplomacy. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article highlights article highlights China’s belligerent attitude and its failure towards rising momentum of Quad and response from many regional states in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss briefly the emerging fault lines in South Asia and the wider Indo-Pacific in the context of Quad’s future role and China’s aggressive diplomacy.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with current context of the question.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Discuss first about China’s attempts to play down the relevance of the Quad. In another brazen display of its ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy, China, while suggesting the Quad to be a minor anti-China initiative, warned Dhaka that there will be “substantial damage” in bilateral ties between China and Bangladesh if the latter joins the Quad.

Then present an overview of the emerging fault lines in South Asia and the wider Indo-Pacific in the context of Quad’s future role and China’s aggressive diplomacy.

Discuss what should be the way forward.

Conclusion:

Conclude with suitable suggestions.