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Amidst the gloom that has enveloped Afghanistan; one hope for many countries has been China’s potential role in stabilizing it. Elaborate.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2. Amidst the gloom that has enveloped Afghanistan; one hope for many countries has been China’s potential role in stabilizing it. Elaborate. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

The article explains how amid the gloom that has enveloped Afghanistan, one hope for many countries has been China’s potential role in stabilizing it.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the possible potential role that China can play in stabilizing the Afghanistan region.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of the question.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

First, discuss the factors that call for China to play role in Afghanistan; Scope for India-China cooperation, Northern neighbours, Bilateral cooperation with the U.S, They might support a larger role for Beijing in Afghanistan in partnership with Russia, Iran, Kabul’s western neighbours, also has deepening ties with China, Role of Pakistan etc.

Explain then, what are the challenges in China playing role in stabilizing Afghanistan.

Conclusion:

Conclude that it is against this backdrop that the chances of China playing a major role in stabilizing Afghanistan remain slim.