Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
3) The New foreign policy doctrine is manifesting a gradual shift from the fundamental non-aligned past of Nehruvian foreign policy. Illustrate. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article provides for a brief analysis of changing foreign policy directive of our country, how the foreign policy is gradually transforming from the Nehruvian doctrine to a newer dimension. Thus the question is important to ponder upon from the point of view of GS paper II.
Key demand of the question:
Analyse in detail the shift in Indian foreign policy and illustrate with current diverging policies with countries across the world.
Illustrate – means use examples; data, diagrams and charts to make it clearer (clarify by giving an example).
Structure of the answer:
Narrate a brief background of the context of the question – salient features of the new policy.
In brief discuss –
- Discuss the evolution of Indian foreign policy in brief.
- Then move on to discuss the change in attitude that is posited in relations with India’s neighbors and partners, and incidental events that justify the gradual shift.
- Quote example of India’s relations changing with Israel, United States, Japan , Australia, China, Russia and the recent incidences with Pakistan
Conclude with what needs to be done, suggest way forward.