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Do you think the pragmatic neutrality maintained by India on the Russia-Ukraine war and push for a practical solution to the crisis, a wise foreign policy step? Analyse.

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

4. Do you think the pragmatic neutrality maintained by India on the Russia-Ukraine war and push for a practical solution to the crisis, a wise foreign policy step? Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

On February 23, 2023, on the eve of the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution, calling for an end to the war. The resolution was favoured by 141 members and opposed by seven, while 32 states abstained. Unsurprisingly, India was one among the 32.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the stand of India on Russia-Ukraine war.

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 giving context.

Body:

First, in brief, write about the deadlock in the Ukraine conflict which has been going on since the past few months and how it impacts the global multilateral order and the world economy.

Next, write about India’s pragmatic neutrality on the above issue and its outcome.

Next, write about the role India can play diplomatically towards peace efforts and de-escalation of hostilities between India and Ukraine.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.