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Indo Afgan Bilateral Relations

Indias Foreign Policy 
The study of international relations is becoming important as world has become more interconnected. Due to these international relations occupies a significant place in the civil services exam.

We have updated the content related to the contemporary issues which covers new India and Neighbourhood issues, Indian Bilateral relations with Major Powers, International institutions, Multilateral Issues, ways for mitigating it, Indian Diaspora, etc.

Salient features of the content are:

  • Comprehensive Coverage of International Relations of GS Mains Paper –II.
  • The material is prepared keeping in mind the necessity of the Aspirants with respect to changing UPSC Pattern.
  • GS Mains material covers traditional as well as contemporary dimensions of the topics mentioned in the syllabus.
  • Underline sub-topics under the broader UPSC syllabus have also been covered.
  • Answer writing practice questions alongwith Hints will be provided to help students in understanding the basic structure of the answer.

 

This booklet consists of the following Chapters:

Part-1

Chapter: 1 – India’s Foreign Policy Framework

  1. Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy
  • Panchsheel
  • NAM (Non-Aligned Movement)
  • Cold War Era in India

2. Post 1990 Scenario

  • The Gujral Doctrine
  • Nuclear Doctrine
  • Energy Diplomacy

3. Indian Foreign Relations development under PM Modi

4. Changing Stance of India’s Foreign Policy

Chapter: 2 – Multilateral Issues for India

  1. Disarmament
  2. Terrorism
  3. Global Governance
  4. Indians Abroad
  5. Key Debates
  6. Opportunities and Challenges for Indian Foreign Policy in its Emergence as a
  7. Great Power
  8. International Collaboration for Mitigating

Chapter: 3 – Climate Change

  1. Climate Change Finance
  2. Climate Change Debate between Developed and Developing Nations
  3. Recent Initiatives at International Forum

Chapter: 4- International Terrorism

  1. Geo-Political Environment and Threat Assessment
  2. Long Term Strategy
  3. Political / Diplomatic Strategy
  4. Internal Strategy
  5. Economic Dimension
  6. Social Environment
  7. Military Strategy

Chapter: 5- Indian Diaspora

  1. Role Played by Indian Diaspora
  2. Issue of Safety of Indians Abroad
  3. Schemes for Welfare of Overseas Indian
  4. Narendra Modi and Indian Diaspora
  5. Status of Indian Diasporas
  6. Issue faced by Diasporas

Chapter: 6 – Important Terms

Part 2

Section – A (South Asia)

Chapter: 1 – India – Nepal Relations

Chapter: 2 – India And Bhutan

Chapter: 3 – Indo-Pak Relations

Chapter: 4 – India-Bangladesh Relations

Chapter: 5 – India-Maldives Relations

Chapter: 6 – India-Sri Lanka Relations

Chapter: 7 – India-Myanmar Relations

Chapter: 8 – Indo-Afghan Bilateral Relations

Chapter: 9 – SAARC

Chapter: 10 – Relevance of Non-Alignment In Present India

Section – B (Central Asia)

Chapter: 11 – CIS Countries of Central Asia

Chapter: 12 – India-Mongolia

Section – C (West Asia)

Chapter: 13 – Backgrounder to West Asian History

Chapter: 14 – India – UAE Relations

Chapter: 15 – Iran

Chapter: 16 – India – Saudi Arabia

Section – D (East Asia and Pacific Region)

Chapter: 17 – Asia-Pacific Region

Chapter: 18 – India’s Approach To Asia Pacific

Chapter: 19 – India-South East Asia

Chapter: 20 – India-Asean Economic Cooperation

Chapter: 21 – Act East Policy

Chapter: 22 – Indo-Australia Relationship

Chapter: 23 – India – South Korea

Chapter: 24 – India-Vietnam

Section – E (European Union)

Chapter: 25 – India – EU

Section – F (Africa)

Chapter: 26 – India and Africa

Section – G (Latin America Relations)

Section – H (Indian Ocean Region)

Chapter: 27 – Seychelles and Mauritius

Chapter: 28 – Indian Sphere of Influence in Indian Ocean

Chapter: 29 – Security Challenges In the Indian Ocean Region

Chapter: 30 – Declaration of Indian Ocean as Zone of Peace

Part 3

Chapter: 1 – India-USA Relations

  1. Area of Co-operation: Strategic Consultations
  2. Area of Co-operation : Counter terrorism and Internal Security
  3. Area of Co-operation : Trade and Economic
  4. Area of Co-operation : Energy and Climate Change
  5. Area of Co-operation : Science & Technology (S&T) and Space
  6. Area of Co-operation : People to People Ties
  7. Area of Co-operation : Defence Cooperation
  8. Recent Developments

Chapter: 2 – India-China Relations

  1. Background of the Relationship
  2. Economic Relation
  3. China India Water Related Issue
  4. “String of Pearls Strategy”
  5. Key Takeaway from Prime Minister’s Visit to China

Chapter: 3 – China’s Maritime Silk route Implications for India South China

Chapter: 4 – South China Sea Dispute

  1. Main Disputes
  2. Resources as a Driver of Competition
  3. Attempts for Resolution
  4. India and South China Dispute
  5. Recent Developments

Chapter: 5 – India-Russia Bilateral Relationship

  1. Shanghai Co-operation Organization
  2. Warming Relationship between Pakistan and Russia
  3. Decline in Indo-Russia Relations

Chapter: 6 – Israel

  1. India – Israel Relations
  2. Areas of Cooperation
  3. India’s Stand on Palestine. Is it Changing?
  4. Recent Developments

Chapter: 7 – Indo-Japan Bilateral Relationship

  1. Historical Background
  2. Economy Centric Relationship
  3. Contemporary Perspective
  4. Indian Diaspora
  5. Implications of the Recent visit by Indian PM
  6. Recent Developments

Chapter: 8 – France

  1. Key Takeaway from Prime Minister’s Recent Visit to France
  2. About Rafale deal

Chapter: 9 – Germany

  1. Germany-India ties
  2. Cooperation in G-4
  3. Modi’s visit to Germany

Chapter: 10 – India UK Relations

Chapter: 11 – India – Brazil Relations

Part 4

Section – A (Multilateral Bodies and Treaties)

Chapter: 1 – The World Trade Organization

  1. Representation in the WTO and Economic Groupings
  2. How the WTO takes Decisions
  3. The WTO Secretariat and Budget
  4. How Countries Join the WTO
  5. Assisting Developing and Transition Economies
  6. Specialized Help for Export Promotion
  7. The WTO’s Part in Global Economic Policy-making
  8. Nairobi Package adopted at 10th WTO Ministerial Conference
  9. WTO reportsrise in protectionism

Chapter: 2 – International Monetary Fund

  1. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  2. India gets more Voting Rights in IMF Reforms

Chapter: 3 – Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Chapter: 4 – Nuclear Security Summit

  1. The fourth Nuclear Security Summit: 2016
  2. India’s concern
  3. Threats of Nuclear Terrorism

 Chapter: 5 – Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)

Chapter: 6 – Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

  1. Recent Support for NSG Membership for India
  2. Why is India seeking to become a member of NSG?
  3. Why are certain countries opposing India’s entry into NSG?
  4. Argument in favour for India Joining NSG

 Chapter: 7 – BRICS

  1. Economic Environment in BRICS Countries
  2. Important Developments
  3. Last BRICS Summit in Goa, India
  4. BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit

Chapter: 8 – BIMSTEC

  1. Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

 Chapter: 9 – IBSA

  1. IBSA Potential
  2. Need for Revitalizing IBSA
  3. India’s Policy Options
  4. Technological Collaboration 

Section – B (Global Issues) 

Chapter: 10 – The Ukraine Issue

Chapter: 11 – North Korea Crisis

Chapter: 12 – Diplomatic Immunity

Chapter: 13 – Black Money

Chapter: 14 – International Terrorism

Chapter: 15 – Syrian Civil War and ISIS and Refugee Crisis

Chapter: 16 – Migration Crisis in Europe

Chapter: 17 – Brexit

Chapter: 18 – US Presidential Elections

Chapter: 19 – Rising Protectionism and Currency Wars

Chapter: 20 – Greek Crisis

Chapter: 21 – Iran Nuclear Deal

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