Q.2 India has recognised the importance of middle powers in the Arab Gulf to a fast-evolving global order. In context of this, examine the role Arab Gulf countries are playing in Afghanistan and India’s approach towards the region.

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-In the intro, mention a special session of OIC hosted by Pakistan.
-In the body, mention the role played by Qatar in the Afghanistan issue. Next mention rivalry between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the economic blockade and implications for the region. Also mention India’s bond with the countries of the region and cooperation in the fight against terrorism and challenges such as Afghanistan.
-Conclude by mentioning the need for India to increase the cooperation in various areas of common interest.
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k.s.nandhini
7 months ago

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Nandhini

Nice attempt. Introduction is good.
Role of Qatar is also explained well.
After that mention a bit about the economic sanctions on Qatar by UAE- Saudi in 2017 and Qatar shifting towards Turkey-Iran.
You have focused more on social reforms in Middle East countries- that part can be kept concise, put more focus on inter-country relationships in the Gulf region in an evolving world order.
Points related to India are good, you have covered multiple dimensions.
Use bullet points to make the answer more presentable, avoid making it look like an essay.
Conclusion is fine.
Keep practicing. 🙂

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