Q.2 France, which had sought strategic autonomy within the framework of its alliance with the US, and India, which has valued independent foreign policy, are natural partners in building the new coalitions for an uncertain era. Comment. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment-
  • https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-significance-of-eu-india-partnership-in-the-indo-pacific-france-7782871/
  • In the intro, mention strategic partnership between the two countries from 1998 which is emblematic of the convergence of the views on a range of issues.
  • In the body mention how France and India both maintained an independent foreign policy and seek to be important players in the changing global order.
  • Mention the role of France in the Indo-Pacific, its partnership with India in various areas such as defence, space, civil nuclear, economic etc. Also, mention that India and France see that strengthening bilateral cooperation and building coalitions with like-minded countries is critical for the protection of their long term interests.
  • Conclude by mentioning the the India’s new partnership with France and other like-minded countries would hopefully turn out to be far more consequential for India’s influence on the global stage.
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Karun Kumar Takhele
Karun Kumar Takhele
7 months ago


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