Q.3) In accordance with the “Neighbourhood First” policy of the government, India remains a committed development partner for a stable, prosperous and peaceful Maldives. Discuss.
Why this question:
India and Maldives have recently signed a defence pact.
Key demand of the question:
Importance of bilateral relations with Maldives, challenges ahead and measures to boost it.
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.
Briefly give an overview of the evolution of India- Maldives relations.
In the first part, categorically explain the importance of Maldives for India- Strategic, Diaspora, economic and security.
In the next part, highlight the challenges in the relations between the two countries. Suggest measures to further improve the relations.
Conclude with a fair and balanced approach on the topic.