Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
4) While India has had the longest, uninterrupted and most substantial ties with Gulf nations, it also has the highest stake in regional stability because of its energy and economic interests. Analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
In the early hours of 14 September, ten unmanned drones from Yemen caused severe damage to Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities in the Eastern Province north of Riyadh. The target: the oil processing plant at Abqaiq and the country’s second-largest oil field at Khurais. As markets opened on 16 September, oil prices went from $59 to $71 per barrel, though they eased later after the US announced it would release its reserves to stabilize prices.
Key demand of the question:
One should discuss the recent happenings and the oil crisis that the world countries are facing.
analyze – 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.
Structure of the answer:
Explain in brief the recent happenings of oil explosions.
Explain that In West Asia, India has an eight million-strong resident community, whose welfare is of paramount importance not only to the Centre but also several state governments.
Take cues from the article and explain the relevance of it to India and then discuss in detail the relevance of India and its role in the stability of the region.
Conclude with what should be the way ahead.