Releasing the book, “Modi: Shaping a Global Order in Flux”, Nadda explained that the Indian foreign policy is more assertive and firm as Indian government leaders earlier did not “dare” to visit Israel due to domestic vote bank politics. “Under the domestic vote bank politics compulsions, India couldn’t develop a relationship with Israel. However, Prime Minister Modi visited Israel as well as Palestine,” Nadda said.
“This shows India is capable of handling two different countries in the best possible manner, the BJP chief said.
Nadda also said that Modi has also succeeded in de-hyphenating India with Pakistan which was not the case earlier. “There was a time when India used to be referred to with Pakistan by the global community. However, India has moved on in the world hierarchy,” Nadda said.
He said that relatively less is written on PM Ways’s contribution to changing how India is looked at globally, and this book will start a debate.
“It is necessary to understand what was the image of India before Modi ji came to power. The economy was declining, India had an image of a corrupt state, repeated terrorist attacks and a lack of stable government. The very sad part was that the authority of the PM was eroded,” Nadda said.