Q.2 China’s growing influence in the Pacific region, including in the Indo-Pacific, and further strengthened by the entente with Russia, may hardly be a by-product of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, but it has induced fresh energy into the region. Comment. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-global-order-caught-up-in-a-swirl-of-chaos/article65682489.ece In the intro, mention that the Ukraine crisis has intensified the concerns of countries in the Indo-Pacific. In the body mention that growing closeness between China-Russia and assertive behaviour of China has heightened the concerns in the region. The US has responded to the situation through AUKUS and Quad, Partners in the … Continue reading Q.2 China’s growing influence in the Pacific region, including in the Indo-Pacific, and further strengthened by the entente with Russia, may hardly be a by-product of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, but it has induced fresh energy into the region. Comment. (10 Marks)