Q.2 South Korea’s new willingness to become a global pivotal state and play an active role in regional affairs is bound to create multiple opportunities for a multi-dimensional India- Korea partnership. Comment. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment-
  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/scale-up-the-india-south-korea-bilateral-partnership/article65636221.ece
  • In the intro, mention the divergence in the objectives of the two countries in the last five years and current shift in the South Korean foreign and security policies.
  • In the body mention that South Korea aims to become a “global pivotal state, anchored in liberal values and a rules-based order” this stand to create multiple opportunities for India-South Korea partnership. In the next part mention the possibilities in the bilateral trade to achieve the target of $50 billion by 2030, progress on the CEPA, defence cooperation, and dealing with the China challenge. In the challenges mention pressure from China and threat to peace from North Korea.
  • Conclude by mentioning that the time has come for the Indian and South Korean bilateral partnership to be strategically scaled up at the political, diplomatic and security domain levels.
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