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Q) India’s security footprint in West Asia has seen a steady increase and is expected to grow further. Discuss.

Why this Question:

Important part of GS paper-II. 

Key Demand of the question.

India’s security cooperation with West Asia and its significance.

Directive:

Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.

Introduction:

Give a brief overview of India- West Asia relation.

Body:

In the first part, write about India- West Asia security cooperation and steps taken by India in this regard. 

In the next part, highlight the significance of such cooperation and how India can further enhance it. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

 

Q) It is the Indo-Pacific that'll now shape the destiny of the world in the 21st Century. In the light of this statement critically examine the relevance of Quad.

Why this Question:

Quad virtual summit is going in.

Key Demand of the Question:

Relevance of the Quad in shaping the world in 21st century.

Directive:

Critically examine- Look in close detail and establish the key facts and important issues surrounding the topic. Try and offer reasons as to why the facts and issues identified are most important, as well as explain the different ways they could be construed.

Introduction:

Give an introduction about Quad and its purpose. 

Body:

In the first part, highlight the significance of Quad in the present times.

In the next part, highlight the concerns associated with Quad.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

 

Q) Indian railways have been the lifeline of India's growth story. However, its efficiency has been undermined due to certain issues. Discuss. 

Why this question 

Important part of GS paper-III. 

Key demand of the question:

Problems persisting in the Indian Railways, and reforms needed.

Directive:

Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.

Introduction:

Briefly give an overview of the Railways in India.

Body:

In the first part, categorically highlight the challenges the Indian Railways are currently facing.

In the next part, give a list of changes or reforms that are needed to increase its efficiency.

Conclusion:

Conclude with the significance of railways in India.

 

Q) India supports all efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan which are inclusive and Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled but the going on Afghan Peace Process perhaps requires a change in ideology. Critically examine.

Why this question:

Has been in the news recently. 

Key demand of the question:

Key highlights of the current Afghan Peace Process and India’s stand on it 

Directive:

Critically examine- Look in close detail and establish the key facts and important issues surrounding the topic. Try and offer reasons as to why the facts and issues identified are most important, as well as explain the different ways they could be construed.

Introduction:

Give an introduction of the relations between India and Afghanistan. 

Body:

In the first part, write about the current Afghan Peace Process and its key highlights.

In the next part, highlight the challenges in the process and India’s stand on it.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

 

Q) There are some genuine national security threats arising from foreign acquisition of Indian companies and there must be a law to deal with them. Discuss. 

Why this Question

Important part of GS paper- III. 

Key Demand of the Question:

Give a detailed account of threats that can arise from foreign acquisitions of national companies, if there are laws dealing with them or not and the need for a new law. 

Directive:

Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.

Introduction:

Give an overview of foreign acquisition of Indian companies.

Body:

In the first part, highlight the threats arising out of such acquisitions.

In the next part, highlight the current laws in India (if any) that deal with such threats and examine the need for new law.  

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.