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The need of the hour is to call out for Non-Aligned Movement’s (NAM) revitalisation for it to be able to cater to the 21st Century needs of Third World countries more efficiently. Comment.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues;

2. The need of the hour is to call out for Non-Aligned Movement’s (NAM) revitalisation for it to be able to cater to the 21st Century needs of Third World countries more efficiently. Comment. (250 words)

Reference: India’s Since Independence by Bipan Chandra.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the need to revitalize NAM and to emphasize on its relevance in the 21st century.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by writing about the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and context it was formed.

Body:

Write about how after the end of the cold war and emergence of multi polar worlds, NAM seemingly lost it relevance. Mentions reasons there for.

Mention the present relevance of NAM. NAM is needed for maintaining independence of action in international relations. To fight against international terrorism and neo­colonialism. NAM continues to be -very popular with developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. NAM has yet to achieve its long term objectives and Climate Change threats etc.

Suggest measures to revitalize the working of NAM. India’s more proactive role, frequent summits, and collective bargaining etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.