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Discuss the significance of the Eastern Economic Forum in India’s effort to balance its foreign policy and ensure energy security for the country.

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

3. Discuss the significance of the Eastern Economic Forum in India’s effort to balance its foreign policy and ensure energy security for the country. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question: 

The article came in an explainer of the Hindu. Recent geopolitics has seen many countries investing in Russia’s far east and India trying to balance its relations.

Key Demand of the question: 

To have an understanding of the significance of the Easter Economic forum.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin the answer by mentioning the recent geopolitical context, the background of EEF and its aim.

Body:

Give an account of the significance of EEF for India’s strategic and geopolitical interests. Next, list down EEF’s significance for India’s security interests.

Next, give a few challenges in pursuing these interests. (Briefly)

Conclusion:

Conclude by giving suggestions as to how these challenges can be addressed.