Q.2 What made Indian diplomacy hectic during the year 2021 was a distinct change of style of openness and readiness to deal with friends and foes alike. Comment. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/from-selective-to-universal-engagement/article38094454.ece In the intro, mention distinct challenges posed to diplomacy by COVID-19. In the body, mention how pandemic and geopolitical changes set the stage for┬áhyper activism in Indian foreign policy. Mention changes such as leadership change in the US, efforts to get China to disengage in Ladakh, Afghanistan crisis, climate change negotiations etc. … Continue reading Q.2 What made Indian diplomacy hectic during the year 2021 was a distinct change of style of openness and readiness to deal with friends and foes alike. Comment. (10 Marks)