Foreign relations

Foreign relations

India’s Foreign Policy

Previous year questions

  1. What is meant by Gujral doctrine? Does it have any relevance today? Discuss. (2013)

RAG Topics

  1. India’s soft power diplomacy
  2. Neighbour First Policy

  1. Multi-vectored diplomacy

  1. Gujral Doctrine

Quick bytes

  1. Gujral Doctrine: First, with the neighbours like Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, India does not ask for reciprocity but gives all that it can in good faith and trust. Secondly, no South Asian country will allow its territory to be used against the interest of another country of the region. Thirdly, none will interfere in the internal affairs of another. Fourthly, all South Asian countries must respect each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. And finally, they will settle all their disputes through peaceful bilateral negotiations.
  2. India’s Five Foreign Policy Goals
    1. Prioritizing an integrated neighbourhood; “Neighbourhood First.”
    2. Leveraging international partnerships to promote India’s domestic development.
    3. Ensuring a stable and multipolar balance of power in the Indo-Pacific; “Act East.”
    4. Dissuading Pakistan from supporting terrorism.
    5. Advancing Indian representation and leadership on matters of global governance.

Practice questions

  1. Yoga has gained admiration and captured peoples’ imagination across the world, and thus has become a source of India’s soft power. Discuss

Bilateral

Previous year questions

  1. Economic ties between India and Japan while growing in the recent years are still far below their potential. Elucidate the policy constraints which are inhibiting this growth.(2013)

RAG Topics

  1. Bilateral investment Treaty
  2. India- Arab relations

  1. India Japan

Quick bytes

  1. Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous – Chanakya

Practice questions

  1. Critically analyse India’s relations with gulf countries from economic and security perspective.

Regional

Previous year questions

  1. Increasing interest of India in Africa has its pros and cons. critically examine. (2015)
  2. List the Central Asian Republics and identify those of particular strategic and economic importance to India. Examine the opportunities and bottlenecks in enhancing relations with these countries. (2011)

RAG Topics

  1. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
  2. Neighbourhood First

  1. Africa (Tanzania, Kenya)

  1. India-Africa summit

Practice questions

  1. Critically analyse the security concerns of growing China-Pakistan friendship for our country.

Multi-lateral

Previous year questions

  1. ompare the significance of IBSA and BRICS in the context of India’s multilateral diplomacy. (2012)
  2. “Compared to the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA), the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multispectral Technical and Economic Cooperation Free Trade Area (BIMSTEC FTA) seems to be more promising,” Critically evaluates. (2011)

RAG Topics

  1. Synergy between BRICS, IBSA & BIMSTEC
  2. BRICS: Goa action plan
  3. NSG

  1. Non Alignment Movement (NAM): Relevance

  1. Forum for India-Pacific Islands cooperation (FIPIC)

Practice questions

  1. What are the obstacles faced by India to become a permanent member of UN security council

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