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What is India’s stand on the Israel-Palestine Conflict? Discuss the areas of concern for India before endorsing Israel.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

2. What is India’s stand on the Israel-Palestine Conflict? Discuss the areas of concern for India before endorsing Israel. (250 words)

Reference:  orfonline.org

Why the question:

The question is based on the India’s stand on Israel-Palestine conflict.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the areas of concern for India before endorsing Israel amidst the long standing Isral-Palestine conflict.

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:

Briefly first discuss that there has been much debate in recent times about whether India has changed its pro-Arab historical stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Account for the India-Palestinian relations first. Discuss the reasons behind India’s pro-Palestine policy.

Then discuss India-Israel relations from past to present.

Comment on what is India’s stand on the Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Discuss what things India must keep in mind before endorsing Israel.

Conclusion:

Conclude that Israel wants India to end its pro-Palestine policy. Considering the defence and technological ties with Israel, India can’t ignore Israel too.  However, while going beyond strategic relations with Israel, India cannot afford to ignore its crucial energy ties with Iran and the Gulf countries.