After 4.5years, we saw 56 inch. And, we aren't disappointed
Much like carbon, Narendra Damodardas Modi has two allotropes - PM Modi and Politician Modi. You decide which form is diamond and which is graphite. His partymen desperately need the politician Modi, but India demands the PM Modi. For the first time in 4.5 years, we saw the real glimpse of PM Modi last week, and we aren't disappointed. As an aside, he must be the only politician/PM whose chest is discussed as much as George Clooney's.
Unlike 26/11, India gave timely response after Pulwama
Like argued before, nobody deserves a rogue neighbor like Pakistan. Just because of our geographical standpoint, India has been at the receiving end of jihadi terrorism ever since one can recall. You can ignore them, hold out an olive branch, send Aman and Asha, but that joke of a nation is beyond redemption. In 2008, they attacked our cosmopolitan city and we ignored. But, this time around, things changed and how.
Hear it from the pro
After the Balakot strikes, some straight talk from ex-IAF chief Fali Major (whose push for air strikes after 26/11 was declined) on why he’s happy with this week’s use of air power against terror — and why there should be no looking back. #LetsConclave19 pic.twitter.com/Ny75E5Ptu3— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) March 2, 2019
What happened in the last 15 days
Let's first recall the series of events: On February 14, a terrorist attacked a CRPF convoy in which 40 jawans were martyred. On February 26, 12 Mirage-2000 jets struck JeM's biggest camp in Balakot, Pakistan. Highlight of the attack: They crossed the international border, and IAF said that the operation was a success. While it is the armed forces' win, it required the top brass to be strong willed, and take tough decisions.
Always a risk taker, PM Modi was cautiously optimistic
There is just one thing common between PM Modi and Politician Modi - both are risk takers. It was Politician Modi that called for demonetization move (to win UP elections), but it was PM Modi who green-lit IAF mission.
And, we got Abhinandan back in 2 days
In the last two weeks, not only did he become the commander-in-chief, he won diplomatically also. While Pakistani PM was busy doing jittery photo-ops, our PM exerted diplomatic pressure from all quarters. The end result? We got our hero Abhinandan back in less than 50 hours. And, during all this, the Politician Modi also did business as usual. So, everyone won. Dogs bark, and elephant walks. Here, Modi was the triumphant elephant.
The Politician Modi will politicize it, let's accept it already
Unlike Carbon, the deal with Modi is his allotropes sometimes don't coexist. He changes form from PM to politician, often. And then he seeks validation, claps and whistles. As a matter of fact, he becomes his biggest cheerleader. His dharma becomes to win elections, and his karma is then misguided. It is about time we accept it. In days from now, he will politicize his win and let's be prepared for that.
If given next term, perhaps he will change the game
By his own admission, he would not be an active politician after 2024. We want him to become a passive politician and a full time PM in 2019 itself. We want him to do what he can do, should do, would have done in this term. Now that we have seen the real PM Modi, we want more of him sans his political antics.