Opinion | A blueprint for national security for Modi 2.0 govt3 min read 04 Jun 2019, 11:42 PM IST
The new govt will now have to deliver on national security in a visible manner
The 2019 election was unique. It was fought on the plank of national security and India’s response to Pakistan’s unabated proxy war over the past 30 years. This, surprisingly, made caste arithmetic irrelevant. The tipping point had come with the brutal killing of 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers at Pulwama. For the first time, India called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff and reacted across the border with a massive air strike at the Balakot terror camp. This was the first time in the last 50 years that Indian war planes had crossed into Pakistan. The response of the people was one of euphoric catharsis and got the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) a landslide victory in the elections.
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