Q) Discuss the steps taken by India to realise the potential of the Indo- Pacific region. (10 marks, 150 words)
हिंद-प्रशांत क्षेत्र की क्षमता का एहसास करने के लिए भारत द्वारा उठाए गए कदमों पर चर्चा कीजिये।
Demand of the Question– The question demands understanding of the Indo-Pacific region, its location, its stakeholders, the role of India and other players in that region.
Directive Word- Discuss- It demands mentioning of importance & potential of the Indo-Pacific region, along with steps taken by India to realize potential, discuss it’s pros, cons and suggestions for future.
Structure of the Answer
Intro- Describe the Indo-Pacific region, draw a map to show its location and mention major stakeholders in the region.
Body- In the first part, mention the potential of the Indo-Pacific region (in terms of economy, trade, military, etc.). Along with it, mention its importance for India. In the second part, mention India’s policy for the Indo-Pacific, its engagement in the region, along with the organizations that function in that region. Mention the role of China. In the last section, write the challenges while engaging the region and in what aspects the current policy falls short.
Conclusion– Conclude by stating the importance of the Indo-Pacific region for India and suggest measures to better engage by countering challenges.
Part of Syllabus– GS Paper 2- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.