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The Sino-Indian War of 1962 had many consequences and India moved from an idealistic foreign policy to practical one. Analyse.

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.

Directive word: 

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:

Introduction: 

Give the context of the outbreak of Sino-Indian War of 1962 and its outcome.

Body:

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.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing the bitter lessons learnt in 1962 are relevant in modern day geopolitics.