International Relations-India and Its Neighborhood- Relations [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 24 - 27 of 27

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Question 24

India and Its Neighborhood- Relations
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The unfolding crisis in Maldives draws attention to the perennial question about whether and when India should intervene in the internal politics of its neighbouring countries. Should India directly intervene and try to solve the Maldives crisis? Critically comment. (250 Words)

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Maldives is in the midst of a deep political crisis. President Abdulla Yameen has declared a state of emergency just days after the Supreme Court of Maldives has ordered for the release of political prisoners.

India Should Intervene:

Earlier Instances:

  • India has often intervened in the internal affairs of other countries for instance the li…

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Question 25

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Critically analyse the nature and prospects of India՚s evolving ‘Look West’ policy. (250 Words)

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After successfully implementing a “Look East” policy to promote trade and investment with its Asian neighbours, India has adopted a similar policy toward West Asia.

Nature of India՚s Evolving Look West Policy:

  • India seeks to pursue a multi-dimensional engagement with West Asia. While much focus is often given to India՚s ‘Act East’ policy, …

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Question 26

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The success of Indian diplomacy would lie in striking the ‘Goldilocks’ balance in dealing with Male; neither too hot nor too cold. Analyse. (250 Words)

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  • Maldives is in the midst of a deep political crisis. President Abdulla Yameen has declared a state of emergency just days after the Supreme Court of Maldives has ordered for the release of political prisoners.
  • India՚s approach need to be assertive at the same time too much coercion should not be used. So, a steady balance need to be maint…

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Question 27

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Was ‘Operation Cactus’ that India carried out in 1988, in tune with India՚s then foreign policy? Should India carry out similar operation today? Comment. (250 Words)

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  • ‘Operation Cactus’ , the code name for India՚s military intervention in the Maldives in 1988, following an attempted coup d՚etat against the government of President Abdul Gayoom and his request for help, was spontaneous and swift.
  • This is highlighted in the light of the recent political crisis taken place in Maldives where the president h…

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