Ranjit B Rai
On 15th August, 2014 PM Modi electrified the nation in his long maiden speech from Red Fort and heralded a “ Make in India for Defence, and Exports”, and set the cat among the Pakistani pigeons (and Chinese) by demanding Indian Kashmir back and supported Baluchistan’s Independence …Gwadar in CPEC. A new dawn promising a corruption free Government was articulated by an orator ‘Par Excellence’ and BJP took office in April 2014. A Roman gladiator type stylishly Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over.
PM Modi looks older in 2018. The Line of Control and working boundary that Pakistan disputes in J & K, is more active and India’s fine Army is deeply mired in the difficult task protecting India’s people, India’s interests and integrity while a PDP-BJP dissonance rages there. India is richer, stronger in the external arena but internal security, policing, bickering between states and Naxalites and an impatient youth population are unable to fulfill their aspirations. Is the cup of India half full or half empty ? If you look at 4 years as a majoritarian Hindu, the cup is more than half full with Hindu power and Ram Mandir too seems nearer ! Continue reading