Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
4) Calling off of Taliban peace talks indicate greater regional stability, than in its completion. Critically comment. (250 words)
Why this question:
The recent US President Donald Trump’s shock announcement that he had called off the peace negotiations with the Taliban brings the region back to where it had started. Apart from Pakistan all other powers in the region have collectively breathed a quiet sigh of relief.
Key demand of the question:
The answer seeks to examine the effects on the Indian geopolitical scenario of the recent decision made by the US to withdraw from the Taliban peace talks.
Critically comment – When asked to analyse, you 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. When ‘comment’ is prefixed, we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Explain the highlights of the issue.
Explain the following aspects –
Since October 2018, Taliban and US have been meeting to thrash out a peace treaty. By pushing Taliban to the negotiating table, Pakistan was seen by many as a key player. Pakistan has pushed Afghani jihadis to Kashmir to foment trouble in the state.
Discuss the regional political scenario.
Explain the possible way forward.
Conclude with possible outcome and future of the region