Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
4. To rebalance India-Nepal relations, both countries need to engage in constructive dialogue, foster trust, and address the concerns of each other. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Easy
Why the question:
t’s encouraging to see the positive notes struck by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda. The two countries have seen ties strain in recent years, but the visible cordiality between the two leaders suggests a definitive thaw in the proverbial ice.
Key Demand of the question:
To bring out the changing landscape of Indo-Nepal relation in light of recent developments between the two countries and need for rebalancing in their ties.
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:
In brief, give a historical perspective of Indo-Nepal relations.
Present a timeline that depicts major events between India and Nepal and highlights the controversies around their relations. Elaborate upon the recent boundary issue as well the internal strife being witnessed in Nepal.
Discuss the underlying factors responsible for unchanging perspectives for each other. Bring out their impacts on the relations of the both countries. Discuss ties at different levels between the two – people to people ties, government to government ties, the China factor etc.
Bring out the present picture of the Indo-Nepal ties.
Mention a way forward to recalibrate the ties and ensure mutual prosperity between the two countries.