Page-10 of GS-II: Bilateral Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements

How in the changing geopolitical scenario CTBT (comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty) and NPT (Nuclear non proliferation treaty) are unable to avoid nuclear warfare? What are the global checks to nuclear safety and India's stand on it?

Hint: Increasing tussle in the Asia, between the nuclear countries like Pakistan, India and China Pakistan losing control of the nuclear weapon as a result of unstable polity and governance in the hands of extremist forces Growing threat of weapons ..

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What are the reasons behind APEC not accepting India as its member? How can India's admission in APEC play a formative role in development of member economies? Discuss.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies and the advent of regional trade blocs in other parts of the world. Reasons behind ..

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To what extent do you think that ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal is in India's interest? Argue in the light of opportunities and challenges for India in RCEP.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the six states with which ASEAN has existing free trade agreements. Opportunities for India RCEP can be means to ..

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Many argue that the proposed concept of "Asian NATO"to counter China's assertiveness in the region may not be as effective as it was in case of NATO to counter Russia. What are possible logics behind such argument? How do you counter such argument? Discuss.

NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance primarily formed to counter the increasing influence of Russia and the communism aftermath second world war. NATO constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack ..

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Discuss the strategic and economic importance of Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) for India.

The Asia Africa growth corridor (AAGC) envisages for a people-centric sustainable growth strategy, the contours of which would be evolved through a process of detailed consultations across Asia and Africa, engaging various stakeholders- governments, firms, think tanks and civil society. ..

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How can India-ASEAN tie up help to counter China's growing influence in Southeast Asia? Discuss highlighting challenges towards that.

India has been pursuing an “Act East” policy of developing political and economic ties with Southeast Asia, but its efforts have been tentative and far trail China, whose trade with ASEAN was more than six times India’s in 2016-17 at ..

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