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What is the importance of having a ‘strategic partnership’? Explain the significance of having a such partnership with Egypt in the context of wider India-Middle east relations.

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

3. What is the importance of having a ‘strategic partnership’? Explain the significance of having a such partnership with Egypt in the context of wider India-Middle east relations. (150 Words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

 Why the question:

India and Egypt elevate ties to the strategic partnership. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is the chief guest on India’s Republic Day.

 Key Demand of the question:

To write about the India-Egypt partnership in the context of wider India-Gulf countries ties.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by Introducing India-Egypt ties.

Body:

First, write about the importance of having a strategic partnership with a country. E.g., Strategic Partnerships provide a competitive edge to businesses- defence, S&T, people-to-people contact etc. 

Next, briefly related the India-Egypt partnership in the context of wider India- gulf ties, India- west Asia ties, the Abraham accord and Israel-Palestine issues. 

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward for the India-Egypt partnership