Q.2 The structural changes in the region and the breakdown of the old certitudes demand that India reboot its ASEAN engagement. Delhi has its task cut out in explaining its vision of the Indo-Pacific, reassuring the region on Delhi’s membership of the Quad, and intensifying its own bilateral cooperation with the ASEAN states. Comment. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/narendra-modi-on-indo-pacific-at-asean-meet-7601070/ In the intro, mention the recent engagement of the PM of India with the leaders of ASEAN. In the body, mention changed geopolitical scenario in the Indo-Pacific region with assertive behaviour of China, rising internal challenges of ASEAN, India’s withdrawal from RCEP, apprehension about India’s membership of Quad which is viewed as … Continue reading Q.2 The structural changes in the region and the breakdown of the old certitudes demand that India reboot its ASEAN engagement. Delhi has its task cut out in explaining its vision of the Indo-Pacific, reassuring the region on Delhi’s membership of the Quad, and intensifying its own bilateral cooperation with the ASEAN states. Comment. (10 Marks)