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India’s deepened bilateral ties with Bangladesh have provided some lessons for better India- Pakistan relations. Comment.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2. India’s deepened bilateral ties with Bangladesh have provided some lessons for better India- Pakistan relations. Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

The article presents the tale of two relationships; Political stability and policy continuity have helped Delhi and Dhaka deepen bilateral ties over the last decade. In contrast, political cycles in Delhi and Islamabad have rarely been in sync.

Key Demand of the question:

Compare the two relationships of India and draw lessons of India-Bangladesh that can be utilized and applied with India –pak relations.

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:

Start with brief background of the question’s context.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

  • Factors responsible for deepened India-Bangladesh relation; Political stability and rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India’s role in multiple instances such as – creation of Bangladesh, Invested diplomatic energy into transforming bilateral relations, boundary settlement and resolving the maritime territorial dispute with Bangladesh etc.
  • Factors responsible for India’s poor relation with Pakistan; Cross-border terrorism, Lack ofpopular support in Pakistan, Politicisation of economic issues, Kashmir issue etc.
  • Suggest way forward.

Conclusion:

Underline the importance of pursuing national well-being through regional cooperation.