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The AUKUS pact will complement the regional security architecture in the Indo-Pacific but has ramifications extending far beyond it. Analyse.

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.

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: 

Begin by writing about the formation of AUKUS.

Body:

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.

Conclusion:

Summarise the impact of new geo-political developments on rules based multilateral order