Q.2 BIMSTEC has huge potential as a natural platform for development cooperation in a rapidly changing geopolitical calculus and can leverage its unique position as a pivot in the Indo-Pacific region. Comment. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/bridging-the-bay-in-quest-of-a-stronger-bimstec/article65271509.ece In the intro, mention the context of the fifth BIMSTEC Summit in Sri Lanka. In the body, mention how the economic and strategic significance of the Bay of Bengal is growing rapidly with a re-emergence of the idea of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ region. In the next part mention the potential for development economic … Continue reading Q.2 BIMSTEC has huge potential as a natural platform for development cooperation in a rapidly changing geopolitical calculus and can leverage its unique position as a pivot in the Indo-Pacific region. Comment. (10 Marks)