Q.2)The geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East have been changing in an unprecedented manner over the past few years. This has presented opportunities as well as challenges for India. Discuss.

Why this Question:

The Middle East has been in the news recently.

Key demand of the question:

Changing dynamics in the Middle East and the opportunities and challenges it presents for India.


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 write about the Middle Eastern countries and their importance for India. 


In the first part, write about the opportunities that India has in the Middle East- oil and natural gas imports, partnerships with countries like Israel, huge diaspora, etc.

In the next part, mention the challenges that conflicts in the Middle East have created for India. For eg- w.r.t. Iran, Israel- Palestine, etc.


Conclude with how the Middle East has been an important part of India’s foreign policy- the Link West Policy.