TOPIC: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
3)Despite the historical hesitations, a rejuvenated Commonwealth would lend greater depth to India’s global outreach. Analyze(250 words)
Why this question
Our PM’s recent visit to UK and the shifting sands of global power equations, any potential grouping which would help India hedge itself in the geopolitical flux becomes important. India has a long association with Commonwealth and the platform’s utility for India could increase in the coming days. Hence this question becomes important.
Key demand of the question
The keywords here are historical hesitation and enable India to enahnce its global outreach. These keywords have to be analyzed. We have to analyze the reasons behind historical hesitations and whether the advantages of closer alignment with Commonwealth can help India attain the goals of its foreign policy. We also have to point out the precautions that India should take to ensure that this association proves beneficial for India.
Analyze – Here we have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. We have to examine each part of the question – reasons for hesistation, whether those concerns have been alleviated, the significance of Commonwealth for India and the precautions that India should take.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Begin with talking about the Commonwealth and mention India’s history with Commonwealth in brief. Also highlight PM’s visit which has brought this issue in focus.
- reasons for hesistation
- Mention the macro picture for why India’s relations with Commonwealth could not blossom
- Thereafter analyze the reasons why Commonwealth has again come to the notice of the mandarins of MEA.
- Here highlight teh potential benefits that India might accrue out of this association. Divide it into heads like economic, strategic etc
- Point out the precautions that India must take. Here also explain why India’s hesitations are no longer valid.
COnclusion – Summarize the points mentioned above which should give a fair indication of stance on India’s greater association with Commonwealth