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Observer Research Foundation presents

Book discussion ‘Securing India the Modi Way: Pathankot, Surgical Strikes and More’ by Nitin Gokhale



14th December 2017


ORF Conference Room, 20, Rouse Ave Institutional Area Rd, Mata Sundari Railway Colony, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110002, India


Nitin A. Gokhale, South Asia’s leading strategic analysts

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is pleased to invite you for a discussion on the book ‘Securing India the Modi Way: Pathankot, Surgical Strikes and More’ by Nitin Gokhale, Founder, . The discussion will take place on December 14, 2017 at 11am at the ORF Conference Room (20, Rouse Avenue Institutional Area, New Delhi — 110002).In Securing India the Modi way – Pathankot, Surgical strikes and More, Nitin A. Gokhale provides the most intimate and sweeping account yet of Team Narendra Modi’s approach to national security and foreign policy initiatives. Drawing on internal memos, as yet classified information, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with key players in the national security team, Gokhale brings alive inside stories of decision-making at the highest levels in the government.

Painstakingly researched, the book details hitherto unknown aspects of the planning and execution of the surgical strikes, revamping of New Delhi’s policy towards China and Pakistan, India’s renewed global policy focus on Middle East, Prime Minister Modi’s attempt to leverage the Indian diaspora worldwide and his attention to smallest of details besides focusing on some small but far-reaching steps taken to secure India in every possible way – on land, space, cyber and maritime domains..

Nitin A. Gokhale, one of South Asia’s leading Strategic Analysts, is a renowned author, media trainer and founder of a specialised defence-related website After working for 32 years as a media practitioner across print, web and broadcast mediums, during which he reported on India’s North-East, focusing on the different insurgencies there, the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan and the Sri Lankan Eelam War IV to name a few, he is now a full-time author and part-time media entrepreneur since December 2014.

Agenda for the day is as follows:

11-11.30am – Registration
11.30–11.35am – Opening Remarks by Chair
Harsh Pant, Distinguished Fellow, and Head, Strategic Studies Programme, ORF
11.35-11.55am–Author’s Remarks
Nitin Gokhale, founder,
11.55–12.20pm–Discussant Remarks
Sandeep Unnithan, Exec Editor, India Today
Maya Mirchandani, Senior Fellow, ORF
Lt. Gen. Vinod Bhatia (Retd.), Director, Centre for Joint Warfare Studies
12.20–1pm–Open Discussion
1–1.15pm – Closing Remarks by Author and Chair


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