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Discuss the pivotal role that the science and technology sector can play in strengthening the Indo-US relations and making them long lasting.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

2. Discuss the pivotal role that the science and technology sector can play in strengthening the Indo-US relations and making them long lasting. (250words)

Reference:  Hindustan Times

Why the question:

The article highlights in what way Science and technology is central to strong and lasting Indo-US ties.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the pivotal role that the science and technology sector can play in strengthening the Indo-US relations and making them long lasting.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Brief upon the Indo-US background in short from past to present.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Talk about the deepening Indo-US ties; India and the US have come a long way since the 1990s. There is growing political and security cooperation, expanding economic engagement, widening interface between the two societies, and the intensifying footprint of the Indian diaspora in the US.

Then move onto analyse the opportunities in Indo-US relations and how nature of challenges demands shift towards partnering on next gen quantum computers, AI, genome sequencing, affordable designing and building the next generation of airplanes running on clean energy etc.

Explain the significance of the shift towards science and technology and also explain why the focus in the India-US relationship needs to shift to science, technology, and trade.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance.