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3) In the current volatile global geostrategic framework, India and Japan seem to find a unique congruence of views. Examine.(250 words)

Topic -India and its bilateral relations

3) In the current volatile global geostrategic framework, India and Japan seem to find a unique congruence of views. Examine.(250 words)

Financial express

Why this question

The recent visit of the PM to Japan led to signing of several agreements and reaffirmation of India Japan friendship. In context of their bilateral relationship, India and Japan are often called as natural partners. The article explains the complementarities in the relationship and discusses why the two countries are natural partners.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to bring out the content of the outcome of Modi’s visit to Japan. Thereafter, we need to show how the outcomes reflect a congruence of views between the two nations, wherein we need to show the complementary nature of the relationship between the two countries. In conclusion, we need to provide the way forward.

Directive word

Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Talk about the fact that the two countries in several joint statements have called each other natural partners. Explain what natural partners are.

Body

  • Discuss the outcomes of the visit such as a 2+2 framework institutionalisation of the relationship.
  • Discuss the perfect fit that exists between the two countries when it comes to economy, strategy etc. Discuss that there is a congruence of foreign policy objectives between the two nations.
  • Highlight the potential of the relationship and the pitfalls that the two countries need to be aware of

Conclusion – Give your view on the progress of relationship and discuss way forward.