- “In what ways would the ongoing controversy US-Iran Nuclear Pact controversy affects the national interests of India? How should India respond to this situation?” (UPSC 2018)
- In the intro, explain briefly what is unfolding in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Iranian General’s assassination by the U.S.
- In the main body explain what is at stake for India in its relations with both the countries including trade, energy, security, the Indian diaspora, and stability in the region. And also explain how the changing circumstances might force India with the unpleasant choice of choosing one of the two and how India could successfully tackle the situation.
- In the way forward suggest what could India do to diffuse the tensions between the two by acting as an intermediary.