International Relations has become an incredibly vigorous topic included in the UPSC Mains General Studies 2.
Coming within reach of this topic, students may deal with it easily without any trouble.
In spite of that, it is recommended to go through this section appropriately to get more marks.
- Go through the newspaper and aim to grasp the acquaintance regarding the country India is having an association. On the other hand, looking to Wikipedia, glance at India’s relations with those nations from past to the present times. Write down the short-term e-notes and touch upon just only elementary facts.
- Look through Pax Indica by Shashi Tharoor to enhance additional facts in the corresponding document file. But it is advised to flip through this book when you have an adequate time. Else you can leave.
- Then make a note of the existing activities in the region in the similar e-notes. Prime Minister had a great role in making International Relation rather fascinating.
- Take into account the study of distinct files for separate nations, comparable to India-Pakistan, India-China, India-USA.
- Hit International Relations off with World History topics consistent with World War 1, World War 2, Union of Germany, Cold War etc. This presents a clear idea regarding by what means the associations of the present situation are having an effect on past.
- In the end, carrying out writing practice will be worthy. This is the most significant activity to organize and must not be missed out in any manner.
Some of the vital topics in International Relations of UPSC Syllabus for Civil Services IAS Exam of General Studies Paper 2.
Foreign Policy Architecture
Dynamics of Foreign Policy
India’s Role in Future
Historical Events in International Relations
India-Afghanistan: Challenges; Geo-Political Developments
India-Bangladesh: Boundary Settlement; Relations; Legacy of Pakistan; Illegal Immigration
India-Bhutan: Growth of Democracy
India-China: Comparison; China’s Foreign Policy; Boundary Issues; Relations; Arunachal Pradesh; Tibet; One Belt One Road; China – Superpower?; China-Pak-India; Counter Terrorism Drills; Dam on Brahmaputra; China’s West Asia Policy
India-Pakistan: Confidence Building Measures; Kashmir Dispute; Terrorism; Peace Proposal; Gilgit-Baltistan; Nuclear India-Pak-US
India-Sri Lanka: Overview; Elections in Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka PM visit; Sri Lanka War Crimes; Tamil Issue; OHCHR Resolution on Sri Lanka; Recent
India-USA: Overview; BIT President’s Visit; Chinese Angle; Nuclear Deal Defence Ties – DTTI; Strategic and Commercial Dialogue; S & T; US or China; People to People; US-China vis-a-vis Pakistan; Climate; FATCA-Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act; LEMA-Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement
India-Germany: Overview; Cultural Ties; Merkel’s India Visit-3rd Inter-Governmental Consultation held
India-Japan Relations; Railways; Nuclear Pact
India-Iran: Relations; Chabahar Port
India-Nepal: Nepal Constitutional Crisis; Relations
India-UK: Relations; Economic; Kohinoor Controversy
India-Saudi Arabia: Overview; India-Saudi-Iran
India-Canada: Uranium Deal
India-Israel: Overview; Palestine
India-Italy: Italian Marine Case
India-Myanmar: Buddhist Chauvinism
India-North Korea: Relations; North Korea Events
India-Pacific Islands: Papua New Guinea
India-South Korea: Overview; Strategic Partnership
India-Sudan: Overview; Arrest of President
India-Sweden: Relations; Sustainable Urban Development
India-Turkey: Kurdish Movement
India-UAE: Strategic Partnership
ASEAN – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations
SAARC – The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
BBIN – The Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal
SCO – The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India and China
EEU – The Eurasian Economic Union
BCIM – Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar
IBSA – India, Brazil and South Africa
APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
IAFS – The India–Africa Forum Summit (Bilateral & Multilateral)
NSS – Nuclear Security Summit
RCEP – Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
International Institutes and Treaties
APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
BIT – Bilateral Investment Treaty
CTBT – The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
IBRD – The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICC – The International Chamber of Commerce
ICJ – The International Court of Justice
IDA – The International Development Association
IMF – The International Monetary Fund
ISA – International Solar Alliance
MTCR – The Missile Technology Control Regime
NATO – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NDB – New Development Bank
NPT – The Non-Proliferation Treaty and its failure
NSG – Nuclear Suppliers Group
PCA – Permanent Court of Arbitration
TPP – The Trans-Pacific Partnership
TFA – Trade Facilitation Agreement
TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
UN – United Nations
UNSC – The United Nations Security Council
WHO – The World Health Organization
WTO – The World Trade Organization
WIPO – The World Intellectual Property Organization
Diplomatic Immunity – Saudi Diplomat Rape case
South China Sea
UK Referendum – Brexit
World Trade Pattern
China Currency Devaluation and its impact
China – Economic Slowdown
Venezuela-Columbia Border Issue
Catalonia – Spain