Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
3) The Simla Agreement was much more than a peace treaty seeking to reverse the consequences of the 1971 war. Comment.(250 Words)
Why this question
Simla agreement is it important agreement as far as India-Pakistan relations are concerned. It aimed too lay down a comprehensive framework for a friendly India Pakistan relationship. Questions related to GS-2 syllabus under the following heading –
Key demand of the question
The question wants to know, whether the Simla agreement was more than just a peace treaty which aimed just to reverse the 1971 war. We have to justify our stand.
Comment- we have to take a stand on the main aspect of the issue and then present arguments/ facts in its favour.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – introduce your answer by mentioning the backdrop of Simla agreement.
Body- divide the body into two main parts. In one part, briefly discuss the principles of Simla agreement.
In the other part, discuss in points, how is Simla agreement was more than a peace treaty aimed at reversing in the 1971 war. e.g the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, commitment to respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, Trade and cooperation in economic and other agreed fields etc.
Conclusion– based on the above discussion present your opinion on the above statement and also briefly mention why the agreement was not successful.