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India and Iran share close historical ties from time immemorial. Given the various ups and downs in bilateral relations between both the countries, time is therefore ripe for a reset in the relations to achieve collective goals and prosperity. Analyse.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

3. India and Iran share close historical ties from time immemorial. Given the various ups and downs in bilateral relations between both the countries, time is therefore ripe for a reset in the relations to achieve collective goals and prosperity. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India

Why the question:

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s three-day visit to India, last week, was the first ministerial-level visit from Iran since Ebrahim Raisi assumed the Iranian presidency in August last year.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the potential reset needed in the Indo-Iranian ties.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining historical ties between India-Iran

Body:

First, give a brief context about the evolution of Indo-Iranian ties post-independence and its various ups and downs.

Next, write about the importance of Indo-Iranian ties for both countries to achieve collective goals and ensure prosperity in the region

Next, suggest changes reset ties and to ensure cooperation.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.