Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
4. The AUKUS pact will complement the regional security architecture in the Indo-Pacific but has ramifications extending far beyond it. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Tough
Reference: Live Mint
Why the question:
It has been announced the US, Australia and the UK are forming a new security partnership to be known as AUKUS.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the impact of Aukus pact in the Indo-Pacific as well in the European union.
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:
Begin by writing about the formation of AUKUS.
In the first, part elaborate on the security pact and its impact on the Indo-pacific. nuclear-powered submarines in Australia, deterrence to China, enhancing joint capabilities and deeper military interoperability etc.
Next, bring in the impact of formation of AUKUS other countries. – New Zealand, European Union especially with souring of Australia-France relations, possible responses of China. Mention the impact on India.
Summarise the impact of new geo-political developments on rules based multilateral order