Topic- India and its neighborhood- relations.
2) Ties between India and Nepal have witnessed a downfall in the recent times and continue to be a cause for concern. Critically analyze.(250 words)
Why this question
India and Nepal share a long history and close association. However the ties have a witnessed a downfall in recent times. It is important to discuss the reasons behind it and the need to ameliorate the situation.
Critically 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.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to delve deep into the issue and bring out the reasons behind the downfall in the Indo-Nepal ties, as witnessed in the recent times. We also have to form a personal opinion on the issue as to how should we proceed in this regard.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the Indo-Nepal relationship- shared culture and long historic ties, open border etc.
- Bring out the reasons behind the downfall in the relationship. E.g briefly discuss the Madhesi agitation, the resultant economic blockade and India’s open criticism of the Nepal at that time; mention India’s discomfiture with the volume of Chinese investment in hydropower and infrastructure and transport projects in Nepal; India is also seen as being interfering in Nepal’s internal politics and policy making; etc.
- Discuss how should we proceed further. E.g briefly discuss the need to revitalize communication with Nepal; respecting each others’ sovereignty and non-interference in domestic affairs; restricting diplomatically sensitive statements; Nepal’s decision to join China for a 12-day Mt Everest Friendship Exercise in Sichuan province etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.