New Delhi, December 3, 2021: Under constant attack from terrorism, unrest on national borders, changing global dynamics and volatile situation of India’s neighbourhood, defence of the country has become a priority of Modi 2.0 government. Pentagon Press (leading Indian publication house dedicated to highlighting national issues) has launched the book ‘Modi 2.0 A Resolve to Secure India’ at the perfect time, as the debate is alive on the national security strategy of the current government. Voices both in favour and in criticism are strong on domestic and international political circuits.
Shri B. L. Santhosh, National General Secretary (Organisation), BJP graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. A panel of esteemed guests include Prof. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Advisory Council to the Prime Minister; Shri Ranjit Panchanda, Former Director-General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police; Dr Uttam Sinha, Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses; Dr Anirban Ganguly, Hony. Director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation and Mr Rajan Arya, Managing Director, Pentagon Press LLP.
‘Modi 2.0 A Resolve to Secure India‘ captures noteworthy opinions and inputs of national security experts and thought leaders on the overall performance and strategies of the Modi government.
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The editors have carefully scrutinized government policies, initiations, responses to crises, and the political leadership role of the government. The book covers various areas of governance and important issues in which the BJP has performed with a fair amount of success. The sections include Modi’s Quest and Action for Securing India by Anirban Ganguly; Strategies to Countering Insurgency in Assam-Sarbananda Sonowal; Need for Police Reform by Bibek Debroy; Modi Government’s War Against the Underworld by Satya Pal Singh; Technology in Support of National Security by Alok Joshi and Forging Ahead: A New Strong India under Modi 2.0 by Ranjit K. Pachnanda.
At the book launch Shri B. L. Santhosh, National General Secretary (Organisation), BJP said, “Today is a very special day for all of us. In the same building, a book is being launched on a disaster that was and disaster management that is this government. What adds value to this book is the immense accomplishment of the contributors and editors. In modern times the sense of assurance was diminishing, these 7 years have brought that sense of assurance in the leader and the system. The potential that was not realised in 70-75 years has been unleashed in 7 years.
Today I am reminded by the words of our PM – I don’t know what I can achieve or deliver in the next 5 years, because achievement requires the support and effort of many people. But I can assure you that I will work in a way that none of you will have to bend your head while asking for votes next time. He made us proud.
He also said – No matter wherever part of the globe Indians are, they are Indians. We will create a situation where they all will be proud to say they are Indians.
This government’s achievement is not policies, they were there already. The achievement is the change of mindset brought by this leader – Nation First.”
Prof. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, said ”A sound and aggressive defence strategy is an absolutely necessary part of India’s reform agenda. Strategies to counter-insurgency on our national borders and police reform are essential for maintaining the momentum in development.”
Shri Ranjit Panchanda, Former Director-General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police said, “The Modi Government believes in keeping every citizen, who is an equal stakeholder in national security, secure from all kinds of threats, both external and internal.”
Dr Anirban Ganguly, Hony. Director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation said,” The national security approach of Modi’s ‘New India’ is in line with the articulation. India aspires to emerge as a leading power standing on a solid foundation of a new security vision”
About the Book:
Modi 2.0 A Resolve to Secure India: Safety and security lie at the heart of the prosperity of a nation. Real security is not only based on growth, reform and change or, what can be described as all-around development of the nation but also enhanced focus on the borders given the escalation of tension.
While trust and collaboration are central to a systematic approach to security, it is cohesively strung on three core objectives: effective diplomacy and military capabilities; bolstering economic prosperity, and providing governance and promoting democratic values. They present formidable challenges and are not easy to achieve, but under Modi’s ‘thinking thoroughly’ leadership, there has been an earnest movement with long-term strategic planning and review.
This evocative volume brings out comprehensive treatment of the important aspects of national security under the Modi 2.0 government.
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