Q.3)The foundation of Indo-Nepal relations is the “people-to-people” connection. Critically examine the importance of Indo-Nepal ties.
Why this question?
Nepal and India have shared friendly relations since independence but recently there have been strain in ties.
Key demand of the Question:
To examine the importance of Nepal for India in the current multilateral world.
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.
Give a brief introduction of India Nepal relations and its history.
In the first part, write about the importance of bilateral relations with India, mentioning the political, economic, social and strategic importance. Mention how people to people connection has strengthened it over time.
In the next part, mention the current relations, how there has been a strain in ties and why is it important to maintain the ties, especially with reference to the border dispute and the increasing influence of China over Nepal.
Conclude with a way forward.