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21/06/2022 - International Relations

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June 21, 2022

India has indicated a more independent foreign policy with Iran. Justify this statement. (200 Words)

Refer - The Hindu

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Sathishkumar 15 days

Evaluate my ans

IAS Parliament 15 days

Good attempt. Try to mention about oil imports and brief explanation issue related to Chabahar port. Keep Writing.

IAS Parliament 15 days

KEY POINTS

·        India’s unbounded consideration for U. S. concerns has been a hallmark of its foreign policy over the decades, especially after the May 1998 nuclear tests.

·        It is one thing to meet a minister from a “difficult” country, but it’s quite another to say that Iran has promoted regional security.

·        India would not abandon Iran at the IAEA, and eventually led to their withdrawal of support to his government over the India-U.S. nuclear deal.

·        Today’s India has its own compulsions, especially on the energy front given the global polarisation of positions around the Ukraine war.

·        The government is also facing flak from the Gulf nations, including Iran, on the insulting remarks made by the ruling party’s spokespersons against Prophet Mohammed.

·        In today’s uncertain world, India has the opportunity and the clout to pursue an independent foreign policy in the interest of its people. The departure from follow-the-leader default position on Ukraine and the vote on Iran are welcome, but there is a long distance to travel down this road.

·        Energy security must be one of the guiding principles of this independent foreign policy  as should food security.

·        These goals are not negotiable and must not be sacrificed for the sake of any alignment with the West.

 

 

K. V. A 16 days

Pls review

IAS Parliament 16 days

Good attempt. Keep Writing.

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