Q.2 The evolving situation has thrown up renewed challenges for India’s regional and bilateral ties with Central Asia and the Caucasus, prompting India to recalibrate its rules of engagement with the region. In this context, elaborate on India’s regional engagements. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/indias-central-asian-outreach/article37154609.ece In the intro, mention how changes in Afghanistan has thrown various challenges for India. In the body, mention visit by India External Affairs Minister to the region and visits to countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia. Also, mention India’s ‘Connect Central Asia’ policy, the significance of Chabahar port for connectivity to the … Continue reading Q.2 The evolving situation has thrown up renewed challenges for India’s regional and bilateral ties with Central Asia and the Caucasus, prompting India to recalibrate its rules of engagement with the region. In this context, elaborate on India’s regional engagements. (10 Marks)