Q1. Explain the key features of Indo-US service summit. Also how will this strengthen the relation between India and Us?
Why this question:
India-U.S. bilateral relations have developed into a "global strategic partnership"based on shared democratic values and increasing convergence of interests on bilateral, regional and global issues.
Key demand of the question:
Key Features of Indo-Us summit and what are the ways to build- up the good relation bw india and usa.
Explain - 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:In the first part, mention about the relation b/w the two countries -ways to strengthen - In the next part, explain challenges associated with it.
Give a brief introduction about the Indo-Us relation. ,its establishment , and its importance.
Conclude with the way forward.
Model Answer: -
India-U.S. bilateral relations have developed into a "global strategic partnership", based on shared democratic values and increasing convergence of interests on bilateral, regional and global issues. The emphasis placed by the Government in India on development and good governance has created opportunity to reinvigorate bilateral ties and enhance cooperation under the motto --- “ChaleinSaathSaath: Forward Together We Go”, and "SanjhaPrayas, Sab ka Vikas" (Shared Effort, Progress for All) adopted during the first two summits of Prime Minister Modi and President Obama in September 2014 and January 2015 respectively. The summit level joint statement issued in June 2016 called the India-U.S. relationship an “Enduring Global Partners in the 21st Century”.
Political Relation - Indian Prime Minister visited the U.S. on 23-28 September 2015, during which he held a bilateral meeting with the U.S President, interacted with leaders of business, media, academia, the provincial leaders and the Indian community, including during his travel to the Silicon Valley. In 2016, the Prime Minister visited the U.S. for the multilateral Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama in Washington D.C. on 31 March-1 April.
Counter-terrorism and internal security - Cooperation in counter-terrorism has seen considerable progress with intelligence sharing, information exchange, operational cooperation, counter-terrorism technology and equipment. India-U.S. Counter-Terrorism Cooperation Initiative was signed in 2010 to expand collaboration on counter-terrorism, information sharing and capacity building.
Trade and Economic: India-US bilateral trade in goods and services increased from $104 billion in 2014 to $114 billion in 2016. Two-way merchandise trade stood at $66.7 billion. Of this, India’s exports of goods to the US were valued at $46 billion and India’s imports of goods from the US were valued at $21.7 billion. India-US trade in services stood at $47.2 billion.
Space: A bilateral Joint Working Group on Civil Space Cooperation provides a forum for discussion on joint activities in space, including (i) exchange of scientists; (ii) OCM2, INSAT3D collaboration; (iii) Cooperation on Mars mission; (iv) nano-satellites; (v) carbon /ecosystem monitoring and modeling; (vi) feasibility of collaboration in radio occultation.
Media: Indian media is present in strength in the U.S., including PTI, IANS, Times of India, The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, Outlook, Pioneer and other Indian media organizations, which have correspondents based in Washington D.C. and other major cities. The TV channels represented in the U.S. include NDTV, Times Now, CNN-IBN and Asia TV. Reflecting the growing relevance of Internet based information dissemination, correspondents from websites like Rediff.com, Firstpost.com based here also cover the India-U.S. relations.
Addressing the ‘2nd Indo-US Services Summit’, organised by Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), it was observed that India and the US are working towards peace and stability across the world.
India & US are two natural partners and our relationship has stood the test of times due to our shared values of equality, liberty and democracy
When we talk of India-US partnership, we each have areas of strengths where we excel. The US is a hub of innovation, technology, research & quality education. India has skilled and intelligent manpower at competitive cost. Uniting our strengths will create an unbeatable combination