International Relations-Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 31 - 36 of 36

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Question 31

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Examine the economic and strategic benefits of the India-Australia-Japan-US quadrilateral (or Quad) dialogue to India. (250 Words)

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  • Quad dialogue was held in recently held ASEAN summit in Manila. It is joint maritime security grouping in Indo Pacific region by India, USA, Japan and Australia.
  • The Quad was born from the close coordination among the governments of the four countries in the aftermath of the catastrophic tsunami in December 2004 that brought death and d…

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Question 32

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India is now a member of three of the four international export control groups. What does its membership of the Wassenaar Arrangement mean and why does it matter? Examine. (250 Words)

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Background:

  • In the 18 years since its nuclear tests, India՚s pursuit of nuclear legitimacy has taken several forms.
  • As part of this effort, India has placed particular emphasis on joining key export control regimes.
  • The Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA, is one of the world՚s four major export control regimes, the other three being the Nuclear Suppliers Gr…

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Question 33

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China has, for years, adopted a low profile in the Middle East. Recently, however, it has upped the ante with a slew of ideologically agnostic initiatives. Should India be worried about this? Critically comment. (250 Words)

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  • China consumes approximately 13 million barrels of oil a day (mbd) . Of that, 60 per cent is imported of which 50 per cent (approximately 4 mbd) is sourced from the Middle East — mainly Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Though it maintained a low-profile relationship with middle east it is increasingly getting involved into it now.
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Question 34

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Discuss the potential and prospects for Delhi՚s bilateral maritime security cooperation with Paris in the Indian Ocean. (250 Words)

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With the establishment of strategic partnership in 1998 with France, there has been a significant progress in all areas of bilateral cooperation growing cooperation in strategic areas such as defence, counter-terrorism, nuclear energy and space. France was the first country with which India entered into an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation

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Question 35

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“It would be unwise to rely on the US to counter China. India must build tools to protect its own interests.” Comment. (250 Words)

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With increasing economic power China becoming more aggressive on military, political and economic fronts. India has long standing borders disputes with China and also has fought wars in 1962. China is continuously increasing its powers on all fronts. To counter China India has been exploring many strategies and among them relying on Un…

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Question 36

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India recently joined the Ashgabat Agreement, which was instituted in April 2011. Discuss the significance of this for India. (250 Words)

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Ashgabat Agreement:

  • India recently joined the Ashgabat Agreement, which was instituted in April 2011 to establish an international multimodal transport and transit corridor between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.
  • The Agreement was first signed by Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Oman and Qatar on 25 April 2011.
  • While Qatar subsequently withdrew from…

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