Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
2. The Sino-Indian War of 1962 had many consequences and India moved from an idealistic foreign policy to practical one. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Chapter- 4 – NCERT XII – Politics in India since Independence
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the consequences of Sino-Indian War of 1962.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Give the context of the outbreak of Sino-Indian War of 1962 and its outcome.
In the detail, mention the consequences of Sino-Indian war on various fronts like Political, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Military, and Ideological etc.
Next, write about the changes that were brought in to prevent such a debacle from happening.
Conclude by writing the bitter lessons learnt in 1962 are relevant in modern day geopolitics.