International Relations-Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 26 - 30 of 36

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Question 26

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What do you understand by the rules-based regional security architecture? Examine how can India and ASEAN be partners in the rules-based regional security architecture. (150 Words)

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the 15th ASEAN India summit at Manilla, Philippines.
  • India՚s relationship with ASEAN is a key pillar of its foreign policy.
  • Centrality of ‘Act East Policy’ in the regional security architecture of Indo-Pacific region.
  • it՚s time that we jointly address challenge of terrorism by intensifying Co-opera…

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Question 27

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India՚s energy requirements and greater geopolitical clout have resulted in it importing more hydrocarbon resources from Russia. Analyse how will ongoing tensions between Russia and the West, fluctuating crude oil prices, and the falling value of the rouble affect Indo – Russian cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector. (250 Words)

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  • Indo – Russian bilateral cooperation has been promising in the hydrocarbon sector. Of India՚s hydrocarbon imports by the end of 2012, Russia՚s share was $ 176 million.
  • In the light of India՚s growing energy necessity, commitment to Paris agreement there is need to diversify the energy imports and reduce dependence on Coal.

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Question 28

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For a robust ‘Act East’ Policy, relying on its natural and acquired advantages, India should build a robust maritime capacity in South East Asia. Comment. (250 Words)

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Background:

The post-Cold War world has compelled India to reshape relations with important countries, such as the US and Japan. There is immense potential for India finally to play a greater role not just in South Asia but in Asia as a whole.

Why Should India Build a Robust Maritime Capacity:

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India՚s ties with Southeast As…

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Question 29

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Today the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) , the multilateral system faces a challenge to its very foundations. What are the threats being faced by GATT? Discuss if GATT remains relevant today. (250 Words)

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  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was a legal agreement between many countries, whose overall purpose was to promote international trade by reducing or eliminating trade barriers such as tariffs or quotas. According to its preamble, its purpose was the “substantial reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers and the elimi…

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Question 30

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It is said that the India-U. S. civil nuclear agreement has become obsolete and there is a need for India to negotiate a new nuclear deal with the US. Considering new global realities, how should India revive this deal? Critically analyse. (250 Words)

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Reasons Which Make the Deal Obsolete or What is the Need for the Revival of the Deal?

Issues with the Companies:

  • So far there is no sign yet of any concrete contract between an American company and the Indian authorities to build a reactor. In 2009, both GE-Hitachi and Toshiba-Westinghouse had begun talks on techno commercial agreements for six react…

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