Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2. India’s north eastern region is already a main pillar of the Act East policy but it can also be a key component of Indo-Pacific policy and strategy, provided it is on the right path to concentrate on economic development. Comment. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
Since 2018, India’s ‘Look East’ and ‘Act East’ policies have moved into the phase of Indo-Pacific policy and strategy. But what we in the national capital interpret as the ‘Indo-Pacific’ is different from the perceptions of this policy in Northeastern and eastern India.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the importance of north east to India’s act east policy and role of political stability for the regions development.
Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving role played by the north east in India’s act east policy.
First, write about various impediments to development of north east regions – political instability, insurgency, high tribal population, lack of funds and security concerns etc.
Next, write about the steps that are needed in the north east apart from making it a crucial element in India’s act east policy as well as Indo-Pacific policy and strategy to achieve higher levels of development.
Conclude with a way forward.