Securing India the Modi Way: Balakot, Anti-satellite Missile Test and More
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Securing India the Modi Way: Balakot, Anti-satellite Missile Test and More

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Item Code: NAX339
Author: Nitin A. Gokhale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd
Language: English
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 9789389000832
Pages: 271 (63 B/W and 28 Color Illustration)
Cover: PAPERBACK
Other Details: 8.50 X 5.50 inch
Weight 230 gm
About the Book
The Narendra Modi government, ever since it came to power in May 2014, has made several departures from the past in India's foreign and national security policies. The Prime Minister's personal attention to these two aspects of governance has set new benchmarks. These decisions have made the world sit up and take notice of a more confident and assured Indian government, not afraid to take potentially risky decisions.

In Securing India the Modi Way: Pathankot, Surgical Strikes and More, released in September 2017, Nitin A. Gokhale provided the most intimate and sweeping account of Team Narendra Modi's approach to national security and foreign policy initiatives. This revised and updated edition includes details of how the unprecedented decisions to strike a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist camp at Balakot inside Pakistan and to carry out a test to acquire the capability to destroy a satellite in space, were taken.

Drawing on internal discussions, as yet unknown information, meeting notes and hours of interviews with key players in the national security team, Gokhale brings alive inside stories of policy formulation at the highest levels in the government.

Painstakingly researched, the book details hitherto unknown aspects of the planning and execution of the Balakot strike, the aerial dogfight between Indian and Pakistani air forces and India's quiet diplomacy in turning the situation around in Maldives. The earlier edition had details surgical strikes, revamping of New Delhi's policy towards China and Pakistan, India's renewed outreach to the Middle East, Prime Minister Modi's attempt to leverage the Indian diaspora worldwide and his attention to smallest of details besides focusing on some small but far-reaching steps taken to secure India in every possible way-on land, in space, cyber and maritime domains.

The book in many ways is the first authentic account of the Modi government's decision making process on vital issues.

About the Author
Nitin A. Gokhale, one of South Asia's leading Strategic Analysts, is a renowned author, media trainer and founder of a specialised defence-related website BharatShakti.in. and Strategic News International (sniwire.com). Gokhale, now a media, entrepreneur has worked across print, web and broadcast mediums since 1983. In the past 36 years, he has reported on India's North-East, focusing on the different insurgencies there for 23 years, the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan and the Sri Lankan Eelam War IV, besides many crucial assignments.

Author of five books so far on insurgencies, wars and conflicts, he is visiting faculty -at all Indian Defence training institutions like the National Defence College, all the three war colleges, the College of Defence Management and the Defence Services Staff College, besides being a popular speaker at various seminars and symposiums on civil-military relations, insurgency/terrorism, Asian security Affairs and military-media relations. His previous books include Beyond NJ 9842: The Siachen Saga, 1965 Turning the Tide: How India won the War and Sri Lanka: From War to Peace. Gokhale is now a strategic affairs analyst and syndicated speaker on national security matters.

Foreword
This book by Nitin Gokhale focuses on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's national security policies and some of the steps he has taken to i improve India's strategic and national security position.

The Prime Minister's decision to personally reach out to the world and re-energise India's foreign policy approach is by now well known. India's rising global stature is a result of his vision and his government's initiatives. This book documents in detail some of the fundamental changes that are being ushered in by the Prime Minister, his government's efforts to strengthen our military, and the role of our armed forces and intelligence agencies in making India secure.

I have personally benefitted from Gokhale's insights and his long experience as a journalist covering matters of national security. I am confident that this book, written using simple and easy to understand language, will be useful to both military enthusiasts and common citizens alike.

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