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The disengagement in Ladakh is a promising start towards restoring peace in the border areas but the success of the new disengagement plan will finally depend on whether it is implemented on the ground in letter and in spirit. Examine.

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations.

3. The disengagement in Ladakh is a promising start towards restoring peace in the border areas but the success of the new disengagement plan will finally depend on whether it is implemented on the ground in letter and in spirit. Examine. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

India and China have reached an agreement on disengagement in the Pangong lake area to cease their forward deployments in a phased, coordinated and verified manner and it would substantially restore the situation to that existed prior to the commencement of the stand-off last year.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how talks are need to be followed by implementation on ground in order to restore a long lasting peace in Ladakh.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving the talks of disengagement between Indian and Chinese forces.

Body:

In the first part, write about the various reasons that led to Ladakh stand off and the subsequent escalation of the conflict. Write about its detailed Impact on both India and China.

In the next part, write about the recent talks towards disengagement and the terms of that have been discussed. Write about unless implemented in spirit, the letter of the disengagement will not resolve the crisis. Mention the long term measures that should be taken for permanent resolution after disengagement.

Write about the advantages the both countries have in resolving the border dispute.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward for long-lasting peace in the Ladakh.

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