Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
2. India’s commitment to its Neighbourhood First Policy and Nepal’s reciprocation through constructive engagement will pave the way for a more stable, prosperous, and harmonious relationship between the two neighboring nations. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Easy
Reference: Insights on India
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of the Mission-2024 Secure timetable.
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,
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 he 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.