Historically in the 20th century India has hardly had aggressive leaders. We had many passive leaders like Gandhi and Nehru but one canot think of anybody other than Subhash Chandra Bose as an aggressive leader. After seven decades Narendra Modi is the new breed of an aggressive leader needed by India. Modi is akin to the great German chancellor Otto Von Bismarck who gave the policy of “blood and iron.” Modi in 7 years has done more than what the Congress did in a hundred years. I Call upon people to have a discussion on the value of Narendra Modi as an aggressive leader of India.
The contribution of Modi to the unity of India is endless and need not be recounted here. Among them the abolition of Triple Talaq, Article 370 and 35a and a forceful exposition of India abroad. This is not to say that there have been no failures. GST and devaluation and emphasis on cow slaughter is among them, but he gave a new muscle to India as was seen at Doklam HE KNOWS HOW TO BUILD EQUATIONS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS BE IT PUTIN OR TRUMP. THE HESITANT APPROACH OF PEOPLE LIKE NEHRU AMD MANMOHAN IS HISTORY. INDIA LOOKS AHEAD BUT AGAIN FAILURE IN A FEW FIELDS IS PART OF AN EXPERIMENT.
He is also ruthless as Bismark was when he attacked Paris and the Parisians had to eat zoo animals to survive the German onslaught. I have reason to believe he is studying the Chinese assimilation of the restive Muslim province of Sinkiang and one can expect similar results in Kashmir.
His biggest test came when the Chinese intruded into East Ladakh and occupied a fair amount of territory. Modi had to react, there was no choice and at that time he must have also realized that meeting the Chinese president 19 times in the last six years was something foolish. But he got over this and instructed the chief of defense staff general Rawat to go ahead and counter China.This is precisely what the Indians did and after a face-off that lasted many months the Chinese finally saw a reason and agreed for a disengagement.
I can’t recall any similar disengagement any time earlier as always Sardar Manmohan Singh and Narasimha Rao would just throw in the towel.Modi’s acumen and leadership will also be tested as the Mahrashtra government under Uddhav Thackeray goes berserk and the chief of police claims that rupees hundred crores was collected every month by home minister Mr. Deshmukh..Let us see if Modi can crack the whip and if he does, it will be confirmed that he is a worthy successor to the great German leader Otto von Bismarck.