Advantage Modi 8-2015 07/02/2015
Visit of US President Barack Obama to India was a personal triumph for PM Modi. How far we would go on the nuclear deal is a point to ponder. Renewal of Defence cooperation is a ten year ritual. The US equipment is extraordinarily expensive. Just to quote an example the cost of one C-17 Transport aircraft is Rs 2200/-crore (360 Million US $). The parting shot of President Obama sends enough warning to the likely investors in India.
Parting shot: Obama prods India on religious tolerance
India will succeed so long as it is not splintered on religious lines. Every person has the right to practice their religion how they choose. (Obama even quoted articles 25 of the Indian constitution).
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO ABOUT HER DAY-TO WALK THE STREET, OR RIDE THE BUS-AND BE SAFE AND BE TREATED WITH THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY THAT SHE DESERVES. MATTER OF GREAT PRIDE TO SEE INDIAN WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES INCLUDING THE OFFICER WHO LED THE GUARD OF HONOUR FOR ME WHEN I ARRIVED.
‘Women progress must for success’
US president Barack Obama on 27 Jan 2015 said the sight of “incredible Indian women in the armed forces was one of his “favourite things” on his India visit as he stressed that nations become successful when their women make progress.
Rajnath backs Obama, says no to ‘ghar wapsi’
The home minister’s comments are the first from top-ranking BJP leaders on US Prez’s parting shot that raised the hackles of right-wing Hindu groups. Union home minister Rajnath Singh endorsed on Monday US President Barack Obama’s warning that an India divided on religious lines would not progress, saying there was no room for campaigns such as ‘ghar wapsi’ that were being pushed by Hindu groups.
“But he (Obama) is right; India cannot progress without unity,” Singh said, looking visibly uncomfortable with the question. Singh said India could progress only when all communities worked together. He wnet as far as to condemn the Sangh Parivar’s religious conversion campaign, saying “there is no scope for any activity like wapsi in the nation”. “BJP completely believes in secularism and is committed to tackle any attempt to divide people on communal lines, “ he said.
The only senior leader who has commented is Rajnath Singh. Either he is establishing a broad base for his future, or he has visualized his early ouster?