The steady improvement in bilateral relations with Bangladesh over the last decade can offer valuable lessons to be applied to India-Pakistan relations. In light of this, examine the factors that India and Pakistan need to focus on to achieve improvement in bilateral relations. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment- https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-pakistan-bangladesh-relations-kashmir-issue-foreign-policy-7240325/ In the intro, mention the contrast between India’s relations with two neighbours with socio-cultural similarities. In the body, mention factors that helped India and Bangladesh in deepening bilateral ties and which could be applied to India-Pakistan relations these are political stability, concerns for mutual security, depoliticising the issues of economic interests. Conclude … Continue reading The steady improvement in bilateral relations with Bangladesh over the last decade can offer valuable lessons to be applied to India-Pakistan relations. In light of this, examine the factors that India and Pakistan need to focus on to achieve improvement in bilateral relations. 10 marks