International Relations [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 53 - 59 of 103

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Question 53

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Strategic interest seems to be replacing commercial interests for the host country with regard to Cam Ranh Bay. Amplify? (Paper - II)

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  • Cam Ranh Bay is the deep-water bay located at the inlet of South China Sea situated on the southeastern coast of Vietnam.
  • Presently Russian consultants and technology has been hired to reopen it after eight long years as it was closed in 2002 when the Russian troops withdrew from the bay.
  • Historically it was former United Sates Military base during t…

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Question 54

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Critically examine the implications of the disintegration of the Soviet Union on India՚s Security and responses. Would you suggest in India՚s foreign policy to accommodate these implications.

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  • During the Cold War Years, India despite her non-aligned activism, maintained a proximate relationship with the Soviet Union. This proximate relationship embraced intense political, economic and military cooperation.
  • With the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, India՚s security and strategic interests were badly impacted. At that time, Sovie…

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Question 55

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Write short note on “The Mavi Marmara Incident” .

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  • The Mavi Marmara was a ship purchased by IHH a Turkish NGO which was a charity organisation in more than hundred countries.
The Mavi Marmara Incident
  • The German IHH wing and Holland is classified as a terrorist organisation in Israel because much of their money goes in Union of Good which is designated as a specially designated terrorist group. Israe…

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Question 56

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In what ways would the ongoing US-Iran Nuclear Pact Controversy affect the national interest of India? How should India respond to its situation?

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  • The 2015 Nuclear Deal was a preliminary framework agreement signed between Iran and P-5 + 1 countries (United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France, China-plus Germany) and the European Union in July 2015. The deal is also called as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) or Vienna agreement. The deal aims to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear w…

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Question 57

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“India՚s relations with Israel have, of late, acquired a depth and diversity, which cannot be rolled back.” Discuss.

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  • Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi՚s visit marks the 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relationship between India and Israel. India had formally recognized Israel in September 1950. Embassies were opened in 1992 after full diplomatic relations were establ…

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Question 58

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A number of outside powers have entrenched themselves in Central Asia, which is a zone of interest to India. Discuss the implications, in this context, of India՚s joining the Ashgabat Agreement, 2018.

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  • Owing to many factors, there has been an increasing attraction of the world՚s attention towards Central Asia. Being placed in the middle of the Eurasian Continent, it is also one of the most convenient routes of transit. This has resulted into the development of a new Great Game.
  • Central Asia is rich in minerals, especially hydrocarbons. Their consu…

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Question 59

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What are the key areas of reform if the WTO has to survive in the present context of ‘Trade War’ , especially keeping in mind the interest of India?

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  • The rise of emerging countries and the relative decline of traditional economic powers, the proliferation of preferential trade agreements, and the need to deal with complex new issues, such as climate change and food security, are all shaking the foundations on which the WTO was built some twenty years ago. To this, has been added the context of t…

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