IAS Score

All India PT Mock Test (OMR Based) Across 20 Cities

will be conducted on 20th May, 2018. Click here for Test Schedule & Online admission.

Test Center List:

  1. Delhi
  2. Jammu
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bhopal
  6. Lucknow
  7. Allahabad
  8. Patna
  9. Ranchi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Raipur
  13. Jaipur
  14. Mumbai
  15. Pune
  16. Nagpur
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Chennai
  19. Coimbatore
  20. Bengaluru

International Relations

Syllabus:

• India and its neighborhood- relations.
• Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.
• Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate

Sub Topic List:

India’s Foreign Policy

  • Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy
    • Panchsheel
    • NAM (Non-Aligned Movement)
    • Cold War Era in India
  • Post 1990 Scenario
    • The Gujral Doctrine
    • Nuclear Doctrine
    • Energy Diplomacy
  • Global Issues
    • Disarmament
    • Climate Change
    • Terrorism
    • Global Governance
    • Indians Abroad
  • Key Debates
    • Does India have the Ability to Protect and Enforce Human Rights and Civil Rights?
    • Does India have the Ability to Safeguard Environment through Sustainable Development?
    • Does India have the Ability to Contribute to Global Economic Development?
    • Does India have the Ability to Secure its Trade Routes?
    • Does India have the Ability to Ensure its Energy Security?
    • Does India have the Ability to Ensure a Favourable International Information Order?
    • Does India have the Ability to Integrate its Diaspora?
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Indian Foreign Policy in its Emergence as a Great Power
    • What is the Strength of India’s Security Scheme?

South Asia

India – Nepal Relations

  • Issues and Concerns
  • Background of Relation
    • Political
    • Economic
    • The Issue of Water and Hydropower Cooperation
    • Social
    • Psychological
  • The Recent Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Recommendations to Improve Relations

India and Bhutan

  • Historical Perspective
  • Economy: A Broad Overview
  • India, Bhutan and  China: issues
  • The Recent Landmark visit by Indian Prime Minister

Indo-Afghan Bilateral Relations

  • India and Afghanistan: A Long History of Bilateral Relations
  • The India-Afghanistan  Development  Partnership
  • Strategic factors  undergirding  India’s  Partnership  with  Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan after  NATO Withdrawal
  • Options for India

India-Bangladesh Relations

  • Development Partnership
  • India-Bangladesh Relations in line with ‘Look East’ policy
  • Recent Boundary Agreements and their analysis

India-Maldives Relations

  • A Brief History
  • Geostrategic Importance of Maldives
  • Development Cooperation
  • Security Risks

India-Sri Lanka Relations

  • Commercial Relations
  • Developmental Cooperation
  • Fishermen Issue
  • Modi’s Visit to Sri Lanka

India-Myanmar Relations

  • Introduction
  • Relation through ages
  • Recent change in policy
  • China Role

Indo-Pak Relations

  • Major Crisis
  • Water Dispute
  • Current Internal  Scenario
  • Impact on  India
  • Developments in Last One Year

SAARC

  • Problems Besetting  the Organisation
  • Built in Contradictions
  • Conflicting Security Perceptions
  • Problem of Diverse Political Culture
  • Indo-Pak Conflict
  • Main Problem: Absence of Required Political Thrust
  • Problem of Resource Development
  • Prospects For  SAARC
  • Inherent Positive Points of the Region

Relevance of Non-Alignment in present India

  • What is NAM?
  • Relevance in  present  era

Central Asia

CIS Countries of Central Asia

  • Introduction
  • India-Turkmenistan
  • India-Kazakhstan
  • India Tajikistan
  • Recent Visit of the Prime Minister
  • China And Central Asia: issue
  • International North-South Transport Corridor
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

India-Mongolia

  • India-Mongolia Bilateral Cooperation
  • Deal on Uranium Supply
  • PM Modi’s Mongolia Visit

West Asia

                                                          India – UAE Relations      

  • Background of the relation
  • Political and economic relation

IRAN

  • Iran Nuclear Deal
  • India Iran Relations
  • US-Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Consideration in Iran
  • India’s Recent visit to Iran

ISRAEL

  • Israel and Palestine
  • India – Israel Relations

India – Saudi Arabia

  • Areas of Cooperation
  • Challenges in relations
  • Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Asia – Pacific

Asia-Pacific Region

  • Zones of Activity
  • Regional Groupings
  • Geopolitics of Asia Pacific

India-South East Asia

  • Steps in Indo-ASEAN Relations
  • India-ASEAN Security Co-operation

India-Asean Economic Cooperation

  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • India ASEAN FTA in Services

Indo-Japan Bilateral Relationship

  • Historical Background
  • Economy Centric Relationship
  • Contemporary Perspective
  • Indian Diaspora
  • Implications of the Recent visit by Indian PM

Indo-Australia Relationship

  • Background
  • Immigration Issue and Indian Diaspora
  • Economic Relationship
  • Issue of Nuclear Cooperation

India – South Korea

  • India South Korea Relations: Brief Background
  • Economic Partnership in Recent Years
  • Recent Visit of The Prime Minister

India-Vietnam

  • Economic Cooperation
  • Strategic Cooperation
  • Geo-political Issues concerning India-Vietnam Energy Cooperation
  • China’s Response
  • India’s Response

India & Africa

India and Africa

  • Historical Connections
  • Gandhi’s Role
  • Nehru’s Role
  • Strengthening of Ties
  • South-south Engagement
  • Current Dynamics
  • Economic Cooperation
  • Human resources development and capacity building
  • Energy Cooperation
  • Military Security Co-operation
  • Trade Policy under Modi
  • Afro-Indian Trade
  • Indian investment in Africa
  • African investment in India
  • Development cooperation and assistance

India & Europe

India-Russia Bilateral Relationship

  • Shanghai Co-operation Organization
  • Warming Relationship between Pakistan and Russia

The Ukraine Issue

  • About Crimea
  • The Issue
  • Eastern Ukraine
  • Eurasian Union

France

  • Strategic Partnership
  • Key Takeaway from Prime Minister’s Recent Visit to France

Germany

  • Key Takeaway from Recent Visit of the Prime Minister

United Kingdom

  • Ties in Current Context
  • Possible Developments
  • Scotland’s Referendum
  • Debate-Does Britain Owe Reparations to India?

India-US-China

India-USA Relations

  • History of India USA Relations
  • Area of Co-operation: Strategic Consultations
  • Area of Co-operation : Counter terrorism and Internal Security
  • Area of Co-operation : Trade and Economic
  • Area of Co-operation : Energy and Climate Change
  • Area of Co-operation : Science & Technology (S&T) and Space
  • Area of Co-operation : People to People Ties
  • Area of Co-operation : Defence Cooperation
  • Intellectual Property Issues
  • USA: Need For Gun Control

India-China Relations

  • Background of the Relationship
  • Economic Relation
  • China India Water Related Issue
  • “String of Pearls Strategy”
  • Key Takeaway from Prime Minister’s Visit to China
  • China’s Maritime Silk Route Implications for India

South China Sea Dispute

  • Main Disputes
  • Resources as a Driver of Competition
  • Attempts for Resolution
  • India and South China Dispute

Indian Ocean

Seychelles and Mauritius

  • India – Seychelles
  • India – Mauritius

Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region

  • The Pivot to Asia – US Policy Shift
  • South China Sea- Issues of Mistrust and CBM- ASEAN
  • Growing Economies in the Region and their Interplay
  • Tsunami
  • Piracy off the Coast of Somalia
  • Neighbourhood Issues and Terrorism
  • Energy Routes – SLOC Vulnerability; Malacca Straits/Straits of Hormuz dependence
  • Fisheries and Livelihood Issues
  • Environmental Security
  • Declaration of Indian Ocean as Zone of Peace

Indian Diaspora

Indian Diaspora

  • Role played by Indian Diaspora
  • Issue of safety of Indians abroad
  • Schemes for Welfare of Overseas Indian
  • Narendra Modi and Indian Diaspora

Indian Diaspora in Gulf

  • Status of Indian Diasporas
  • Issue faced by Diasporas
  • Nitaqat law and Present Status

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