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Bilateral relations under PM Modi

Bilateral relations before PM Modi

Indian Diplomacy: Overall

International Organizations

Mains Syllabus Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Regional Bodies: ASIAN Bodies

Mains Syllabus Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

Regional Bodies: Others

Events: India not included

In 2013, UPSC changed the syllabus of mains exam. New syllabus includes only the International issues/policies affecting Indian interests. Therefore, topics where India not directly affected= they’re not important for mains paper2. However, such topics do have their direct/indirect importance in the essay and interviews. For example: extermism=> ISIS, Boko Haram kidnapping Nigerian girls.

How to prepare International Relations?

Weighage in CSAT-2014: Paper-1
Weighage Mains-2013: GS-2
  1. [Studyplan] India and World, International Relations for GS (Mains) Paper 2, Essay and Interview along with Free Study Material
  2. [Studyplan] Indian Diaspora for General Studies Mains Paper 2 with Free Study material, Previous Questions.

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