TOPIC: India and its neighborhood- relations.
2)From Doklam to Wuhan, India – China relationship has come a long way. Discuss the developments in this period.(250 Words)
Why this question
Modi Xi Summit at Wuhan is a historic moment in the course of bilateral relationship of India and China. Off late, there have been several needling issues between the two which could have led to bittering the relationships. There are still several concerns which haven’t been addressed and the summit provides an apt time to discuss the developments and their implications.
Key demand of the question
The question is asking us to discuss the developments in the period between Doklam to Wuhan. While Doklam represented a low point in the relationship, Wuhan is an attempt to mend broken bridges. We have to mention the key developments in this period, their causes and implications which have had a substantial impact on the relationship.
Discuss – We have to go into the detail of the issues involved, analysing their cause and implications, their pros and cons. Here we have to bring out the key issues in the bilateral relationship, their cause and whether we have indeed come a long way in addressing those issues.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – discuss the overall status of India China bilateral relationship.
- Discuss what Doklam and Wuhan signify for India China relationship – from almost breakdown of trust to an effort at building trust. Also highlight the importance of India China relationship for the world in general.
- Discuss the main issues. Most of them are the generic issues which always crop up between India and China such as trade imbalance, border issues, CPEC and BRI etc
- Discuss the developments in these issues in this time, whether we have managed to iron out the issues or whether the problem had aggravated.
- Discuss whether Wuhan summit indeed reflects a reset in Indo China relationship based on the outcome of the discussion.
Conclusion – Comment on the overall state of bilateral affairs between the two country with a way forward.