Consider the following organisations/blocs:

  1. APEC
  2. ASEAN
  3. Mercosur

India is not a member state of which of the above organisations?

Answer: [D] 1,2 and 3

India is not a member of any of the three mentioned organisations or blocs. Mercosur, the “Common Market of the South,” is an economic and political agreement among Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay (which is currently suspended), and Uruguay to promote the free movement of goods, services and people among member states. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) is a forum for 21Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a political and economic organization of ten Southeast Asian countries. Its member state are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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