International Relations-India and Its Neighborhood- Relations [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 19 - 23 of 27

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Question 19

India and Its Neighborhood- Relations
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The ongoing crisis in Catalonia region is a salutary reminder to India of what can go wrong when regional grievances are allowed to fester. Comment. (250 Words)

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Introduction:

The ongoing crisis in the Catalonia region of Spain saw an attempt at secession was ruthlessly put down by central authorities.

Reasons for the Ongoing Crisis:

  • One of the roots of the putative independence movement is a sense of Catalan identity distinct from that of much of the rest of Spain — an identity rooted in language, culture and…

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Question 20

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Tibetan refugees in India are considered the ‘most successful’ refugee community in the world. Despite this appreciation, Tibetan refugees face numerous challenges in India, especially with respect to acquiring India՚s citizenship. Examine these challenges and suggest what Indian government should do to address grievances of the Tibetan community in India. (250 Words)

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Background:

  • India facilitated the preservation and promotion of the Tibetan refugees distinctive culture, tradition and identity. With the generous support and assistance of India and international aid agencies, the Tibetan refugees in India have not only attained self-sustenance but also successfully reconstructed their social, political and religi…

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Question 21

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While the focus on the Rohingya refugee crisis is justified, the indifference to plight of Sri Lankan refugees is condemnable. Comment. (150 Words)

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Introduction:

  • The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan people from Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016 – 17 crisis. On 22 Oct 2017, the UN reported that an estimated 603,000 refugees from Rakhine, Myanmar had crossed the border into Bangladesh alone since August 25,2017.
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Question 22

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Given how they are juxtaposed geographically and culturally, the two countries – India and Bangladesh, have failed to realise full potential of their mutual relationship. Comment. (250 Words)

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Introduction:

  • Bangladesh and India are South Asian neighbours. Relations have been friendly, although sometimes there are border disputes. India was the first country to recognize Bangladesh as a separate and independent state and established diplomatic relations with the country immediately after its independence in December 1971. India՚s links wit…

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Question 23

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In November and December 2017, Nepal is going to conduct first general election under the 2015 Constitution. What is the significance of this election? What role should India play in this democratic transition in Nepal? Comment. (250 Words)

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Yemen has become a theatre for regional power play of Saudi-Iran/Shia-Sunni conflict, which has resulted in the humanitarian catastrophe and high chances of facing the largest famine the world has seen for many decades.

Causes of the Disaster:

Blockade by Saudi Arabia:

  • According to Saudi Arabia, the blockade was aimed at preventing the Houthi rebels f…

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