International Relations-Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 20 - 25 of 36

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Question 20

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India՚s openness to both the quad and triad (India, China and Russia) suggests not the construction of new alliances, but Delhi՚s return to the original conception of non-alignment. Analyse. (150 Words)

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  • Quad is the new forum of co-operation among countries of India, United States, Japan, Australia etc. While triad refers to India՚s political coalition with Russia and China that later became the BRICS to include Brazil and South Africa.
  • Recently the renewed quad did this week was to identify their shared interests on promoting connectiv…

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Question 21

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Is the Quadrilateral arrangement involving Australia, India, Japan and the U. S a viable and strong arrangement to take on China? Critically examine. (250 Words)

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China՚s ascent as a superpower is driven not only by its economic dynamism and military modernisation but also by the fact that there has not been a proper multinational coalition with a vision to check its expansionist tendencies. Hence Quad is the mechanism trying to provide an alternative to Chinese hegemony.

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Question 22

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The revival of the Trans-Pacific Partnership minus the U. S. opens opportunities for India. Examine. (150 Words)

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  • When Donald Trump abandoned the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in his very first week after being sworn in as U. S. President, there were doubts whether the trade agreement, painstakingly negotiated over more than a decade, would survive.
  • The remaining 11 nations agreed in Danang in principle to a new pact, the Comprehensive …

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Question 23

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While cooperative mechanisms are crucial to maintain stability in the Indian Ocean Region, it would be prudent on India՚s part to do a cost-benefit analysis of building such grand alliances in such uncertain times. Comment. (250 Words)

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  • The Indian Ocean region comprises all the littoral and island states of that ocean. Some of these nations also share borders with the Persian Gulf and Red Sea.
  • The Indian Ocean matters today. It is a major conduit for international trade, especially energy. Its littoral is vast, densely populated, and comprised of some of the world՚s fa…

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Question 24

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In its ambition and enthusiasm to actively engage in “Quadrilateral” grouping, India should not neglect its neighbours. Comment. (250 Words)

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  • By accepting an invitation to join the Japan-proposed, U. S. -endorsed plan for a “Quadrilateral” grouping including Australia to provide alternative debt financing for countries in the Indo-Pacific, India has taken a significant turn in its policy for the subcontinent.
  • The coming together of India, the US, Japan and Australia is being …

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Question 25

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Is Commonwealth group relevant today? Comment on Britain՚s renewed interest in the Commonwealth amidst its impending separation from the European Union. (250 Words)

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Commonwealth Group Relevant

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The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth) , also known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 52 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire. The Commonwealth operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, organised t…

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