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4) The internationalisation of the Kashmir issue points to troubling diversions from India’s traditional foreign policy. Critically analyse.(250 words)

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4) The internationalisation of the Kashmir issue points to troubling diversions from India’s traditional foreign policy. Critically analyse.(250 words)

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Why this question:

In the weeks following the government’s decision to amend Article 370 and divide Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union Territories, the government sent out a number of diplomatic missions worldwide to try and contain the international fallout of the move. 

Key demand of the question:

The question aims to analyse the Kashmir issue and the factors of internationalization amidst changing trends of foreign policy being witnessed to address the issue.

Directive:

Critically analyzeWhen 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 ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In first explain the issue and involvement of other countries in addressing the issue of Kashmir.

Body:

Explain what has been our stand on the Kashmir issue.

Discuss the role being played by China, US and other neighboring countries.

Comment on the points of Diversion from India’s traditional foreign policy.

Elucidate upon the possible spillover effect it can have.

Conclusion:

Conclude that the biggest worry pertains not so much to the change in traditional policy as it does to lasting or permanent damage to “Brand India” as a democratic and pluralistic country, respected for decades as a rational power.

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