This is an invitation to all the esteemed readers of the ‘Security Wise’ blog to join in the event to launch my latest book – ‘Staggering Forward: Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition’ published by Penguin, scheduled for Thursday, August 30, at 6:30 PM, at the new Multi-purpose Hall, Seminar rooms 1,2 & 3, 1st Floor, India International Centre.
The book is both an analysis of Modi’s persona, leadership qualities, and method of governance in the context of the other strongmen-alpha male leaders on the international stage, in the main, Trump, Putin, Xi, Erdogan and Shinzo Abe, and a critique of his government’s foreign and military policies, including the ‘Make in India’ programme relating to defence and attaining arms self-sufficiency.
The event will feature a panel discussion with Yashwant Sinha, Jairam Ramesh, Shivshankar Menon, Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) and the author, and moderated by Col. Ajai Shukla (Retd), consulting editor on strategic affairs with Business Standard.
Mr Sinha, a stalwart BJP leader and sharp critic of the Modi regime and Mr Ramesh of the Congress Party, with the quicksilver intellect, should make this a particularly interesting occasion! And the former NSA, Menon, and ex-CNS, Admiral Prakash will no doubt provide the ballast
Those among the readers of this blog in the Delhi capital region, hope you will all be able to make it to the event.