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Analyse the importance of the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) for India’s geopolitics and geoeconomics.

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

4. Analyse the importance of the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) for India’s geopolitics and geoeconomics. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

Last week, RailFreight.Com reported that two 40-ft containers of wood laminate sheets crossed the Caspian Sea from Russia’s Astrakhan port, entered Iran’s Anzali port, continued their southward journey towards the Arabian Sea, entered the waters at Bandar Abbas and eventually reach Nhava Shiva port in Mumbai.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of INSTC for India.

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 giving context of International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC)

Body:

In the first part, briefly write about INSTC and India’s role so far, its aims and objectives.

Next, write about the geopolitical importance of INSTC for India.

Next, write about the geoeconomically importance of INSTC for India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.