General Studies Paper 2 (International Relations)
Question:- 84. Discuss the geo-strategic relevance of ASEAN for India. Enumerate the challenges faced by India in achieving full potential in cooperation with the ASEAN region. Answer in 250 words.
Oct 06, 2022


Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a regional organization which was established to promote political and social stability amid rising tensions among the Asia-Pacific’s post- colonial states.


Relevance of ASEAN:
1. Trade
2. Investments
3. Resources of Indo-Pacific
4. Geo-Strategic Location
5. rules-based security architecture in the Indo-Pacific
6. North East development
7. Realise Act East Policy


India needs to appropriately utilise the potential of this region with a focus on 3 C’s: culture, commerce and connectivity.