[IR Revision] PM Modi’s Foreign Visits in 2015, Maritime Diplomacy, Blue Economy, India-Africa Summit Style Diplomacy by Pratik Nayak

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India Yearbook
  1. Prologue
  2. IR1/P2: PM Narendra Modi’s Foreign Visits in 2015
  3. IR1/P3: Maritime Diplomacy, Blue Economy, IORA
  4. IR1/P4: India –Africa, summit Style Diplomacy


  • Continuation of Mr.Pratik Nayak’s lecture series on selected topics from International relations for the Mains examination revision.
  • Lecture Videos available under: Youtube.com/user/TheMrunalPatel
  • Powerpoints Available under Mrunal.org/Download within that you go to “Mains Revision Folder”=> International Relations

IR1/P2: PM Narendra Modi’s Foreign Visits in 2015


  • Timeline of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign visits to the different countries and international groupings
  • PM’s Fiji visit and agreements signed (November 19, 2014)
  • PM’s Seychelles visit and agreements signed (March 10-11, 2015)
  • PM’s Mauritius visit and agreements signed ( March 11-12, 2015)
  • PM’s France visit and agreements signed (April 9-11, 2015)
  • PM’s Germany visit and agreements signed ( April 12–14,2015)
  • PM’s Canada visit and agreements signed (April 14-17, 2015)
  • PM’s China visit and agreements signed ( May 14-16, 2015)
  • PM’s Mongolia visit and agreements signed (May 1718, 2015)
  • PM’s Republic of Korea and agreements signed (May 18-19, 2015)
  • PM’s Central Asia Visit and agreements signed ( July 6-13 2015 )
  • PM’s visit in BRICS & SCO meet
  • PM’s visit in United Arab Emirates and agreements signed (16-17 August 2015)
  • Self-Study – USA , UNGA Sep 2015 , UK & Turkey Nov 2015 , South East Asia Nov 2015

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/2Dw6XSF9nLU

IR1/P3: Maritime Diplomacy, Blue Economy, IORA

IR1-P3-Blue-Economy Maritime Diplomacy

  • Importance of Indian Ocean
  • What is Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)?
  • What is Blue Economy?
  • What should India do to reap the fruits of Blue Economy?
  • How will Blue economy benefit Indian Ocean Rim Association?

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/vdIlqV8K82c

IR1/P4: India –Africa, summit Style Diplomacy


  • India’s relation with the African continent since the beginning
  • Importance of Africa to India in today’s context
  • India Africa convergence and cooperation development and security agenda.
  • Way ahead with the relationship with Africa

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/lqGHr6Xfdhw
Next Lecture: One Belt One Road policy, multilateral trade agreements.
Visit Mrunal.org/DIPLOMACY for more study material on IR/Diplomacy/Foreign relations.

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So far 10 Comments posted

  1. Tirup Parmar

    Thank you so much sir…:)

  2. B K Shah

    Thank you very much sir for making our life easier near our exam …thanx again

    1. smriti verma

      u r giving mains…?

      1. sim

        u r giving mains…?

  3. Shivansh Singla

    sir i am unable to find the link to download ppt for mains revesion series. please help me.

  4. smriti verma

    hey….anyone giving uppsc review officer 2015…??

  5. Ramya

    Sir couldnt find any of ur ppt for new lectures. Kindly help me. friends kindly help me

    1. rusty

      ya! no new ppt is available now…

  6. Vipn Kumar

    Kya ye lectures hard copy me bhi available hai.??..pls somebody help…

  7. v shunmugapriya

    dear patel sir
    i have been preparing upsc for past 5 years but i have not cleared the prelims yet
    i went coaching for csat prelims an gs prelims when i started my preparation in 2010.after that i join test batches for prelims for past four years.this time my cutoff was 97 out of 200 in first paper an 67 out of 200 in second paper i belong to obc category. i dont know why i fail every time close to ten marks. four years failure gave me lesson then i correct my past mistake every time but then was not able to clear.kindly suggest me how need to prepare for 2016 prelims. Am frustrated very much. though i graduated B.tech (I.T) now iam jobless kindly help me
    shunmugapriya chennai (Tamilnadu)

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