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Critically analyse the Pakistan’s strategic dilemma, post Kashmir’s special status abrogation and comment upon the changing trajectory of India’s Pakistan policy.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2 Critically analyse the Pakistan’s strategic dilemma, post Kashmir’s special status abrogation and comment upon the changing trajectory of India’s Pakistan policy. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

The article expounds upon understanding Pakistan’s Kashmir conundrum.

Key Demand of the question:

Analyse the Pakistan’s strategic dilemma, post Kashmir’s special status abrogation and its impact on India.

Directive:

Critically 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. 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:

Start with brief background of the question.

Body:

Explain various developments and perspectives on Kashmir tussle between India and Pakistan.

Account for brief history of India and Pakistan with respect to the Kashmir issue.

Talk about the recent Kashmir’s special status abrogation and its impact on India- Pak relations.

Discuss the recent initiations with Pakistan; explain how the dynamics of the policies have changed over a period of time.

Take cues from the article and explain the changing trajectory of India’s Pakistan policy and underlying reasons.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.