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The India-U.S. relationship, strong in strategic and economic ties, faces challenges like trade disputes and human rights concerns, requiring careful diplomacy to maintain resilience and mutual benefit. Analyse.

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

4.  The India-U.S. relationship, strong in strategic and economic ties, faces challenges like trade disputes and human rights concerns, requiring careful diplomacy to maintain resilience and mutual benefit. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

The article explores a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the United States, where U.S. President Joseph Biden rolled out the red carpet and the U.S. offered to restart the decade-old plan to transfer technology for jet engines to India.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the major areas of agreements and disagreements between India and U.S and ways to navigate the disagreements.

Directive word: 

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:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context regarding the growth of the India-U.S relationship in the recent past.

Body:

In the first part, write about the US as India’s most comprehensive strategic partner, and cooperation between the two extends across multiple areas such as trade, defence, multilateralism, intelligence, cyberspace, civil nuclear energy, education, and healthcare.

Next, write about how even though in all these spheres they cooperate and are parallel in ideologies but not the same as both have diverged aspirations, and are based on different ideologies. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a balanced opinion.