GS Paper II Mains 2019 Question Analysis

  • The time has come for India and Japan to build a strong contemporary relationship, one involving global and strategic partnership that will have a great significance for Asia and the world as a whole. Comment.

Mains Assignment Question

The time has come for India and Japan to build a strong contemporary relationship, one involving global and strategic partnership that will have a great significance for Asia and the world as a whole.’ Comment. (150 Words)

Subjects : International Relations

Answer Approach :
  • Introduction: Brief background of bilateral relationship between India and Japan
  • Body: Mention bilateral initiatives of India and Japan
  • Conclusion: Significance of the India-Japan relationship

Divya .

Stable relationship between India and Japan augur for stability in Asia and Pacific in particular and the world in general.

India and japan has much potential to tap together. The trade wars ,protectionism is becoming the new normal and in this persuit following efforts are made at global and strategic levels.

1. Japan being the 3rd largest source for FDI is investing and backing many projects in India (bullet train service,dedicated freight corridor, the venture in north east etc).

2. Japan being prominent defence partner and military exercises like maitre 18, Malabar etc strengthens the relations.

3. India japan partnership can be an influence in countering Chinese dominance in Indian Ocean and South China Sea 

4. India’s rich natural and Human Resource and Japan’s technology and be complemented. This partnership can strike a dent at global level.

Major challenges between the two nations are to correct the lopsided trade, enhance the collaboration in security and deal the Chinese dominance. The 2+2 talks , QUAD , civil nuclear deal are some steps in right direction to enhance collaborations.

india japan hold immense potential together to revive the two countries economic fortunes and catalyse their emergence as world powers and also reshape the strategic and geopolitical landscape in Asia.

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Stable relationship between India and Japan augur for stability in Asia and Pacific in particular and the world in general. (Introduction is good, crisp and apt)

India and japan has much potential to tap together. (Not asked directly, the demand of the question is different and is asking why India-Japan should come forward to build a strong partnership)The trade wars ,protectionism (Good, this is asked.) is becoming the new normal and in this persuit following efforts are made at global and strategic levels.

  1. Japan being the 3rd largest source for FDI is investing and backing many projects in India (bullet train service,dedicated freight corridor, the venture in north east etc). (How is it going to solve of any of the global or Asia’s issue? Keep in mind the very demand of the question)
  2. Japan being prominent defence partner and military exercises like maitre 18, Malabar etc strengthens the relations. (Good one. Please mention the effect of such exercises, why these are needed in recent time.)
  3. India japan partnership can be an influence in countering Chinese dominance in Indian Ocean and South China Sea  (Good)
  4. India’s rich natural and Human Resource and Japan’s technology and be complemented. This partnership can strike a dent at global level.(How?? You should establish and mention briefly the relation between your view and demand of the question)

Major challenges between the two nations (do not write in context of bilateral relation only, write it in context of World and Asia)are to correct the lopsided trade, enhance the collaboration in security and deal the Chinese dominance. The 2+2 talks , QUAD , civil nuclear deal are some steps in right direction to enhance collaborations. (Such steps with their impacts should be given more space, do not forget to mention SANVAD in this context.)

India japan hold immense potential together to revive the two countries economic fortunes and catalyse their emergence as world powers and also reshape the strategic and geopolitical landscape in Asia. (Conclusion is good and relevant but content re-orientation is required.)

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  • Your are well aware of the content and know the direction in which answer is to be written.
  • You have tried well to keep answer in words limit, however, crossed by one-third.
  • You write in bit loosely style, please try to bring more compactness in writing.
  • You have deviated from the required direction and have written this answer in bilateral context, read the question again, highlight important keywords and then make a structure of the answer.
  • You just need to write few more answers of IR and IS and such practice will make your answers perfect.

 

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The universal values of freedom, humanism, democracy, tolerance and non-violence shared between India and Japan as elucidated in SAMVAD dialogue constitute the basis for the India-Japan bilateral relationship.


There are several engagements between the two-country evident from initiatives like:
1. Partnership for Peace
a) Confluence between Act East Policy (India) and Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy
(Japan)
b) QUAD to secure Indo-Pacific region
c) Enhanced security cooperation with Malabar Exercise, MINEX etc.





2. Partnership for Prosperity
a) Synergizing strengths through 'Innovative Asia', East-West Economic Corridor and
Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
b) Connectivity through North East Road Network


3. Partnership for Global Action
a) UNSC Reforms in shape of G4
b) Shared commitment in total elimination of nuclear weapons
c) Growing collaboration in achieving SDGs
d) Concerted global action to combat climate change in line with the Paris Agreement



India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership holds immense promise for the future of the two countries as they jointly endeavor to build a more secure, peaceful and prosperous region and the world.

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