Modi the Good Neighbour
By inviting SAARC countries’ top leaders to his swearing-in ceremony as PM, Modi has taken the right step to have cordial relations with our neighbours. This is the first step of friendly gesture to solve one another’s problems by talks and other necessary steps required for peace in the subcontinent. Nawaz Sharif took some time to give his consent, though all other top leaders agreed to take part in the oath ceremony. And that’s because the Pakistan army/ ISI has more power in their politics and are the root cause for many terrorist activities in India. Sharif will prove his boldness by accepting Modi’s invitation to show that Pakistan too is interested in good relations with India. The political parties and people at large of Pakistan, as per reports, have welcomed this invitation.
Let us also wait and watch how Modi tackles two other national issues that adversely affect India’s security and economy — mentioned by him in his election rallies — China’s intrusions into Indian territory and the influx of migrants from Bangladesh.