Articles tagged under: Arun Jaitley

Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai : Arun Jaitley’s latest note in Agenda 2019 series

March 14, 2019
Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai : Arun Jaitley’s latest note in Agenda 2019 series

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has demonstrated during the last five years his indefatigability by literally working round the clock. Not only has he proved to be a quick learner, adapting easily to foreign policy, economic and strategic issues, his clarity and determination have facilitated quick decisions making even in complicated matters. On policy issues, he sits for hours together with his team, Ministers and officers of various departments of the Government and takes decision in relation to...Read More

Is PM Modi’s first 5-year tenure a turning point on corruption? : A note by Arun Jaitley

March 13, 2019
Is PM Modi’s first 5-year tenure a turning point on corruption? : A note by Arun Jaitley

The situation till May, 2014 India was considered, by both domestic and international investors, as one of the most corrupt nations in the world. India’s credibility on the issue of corruption was at the rock bottom. The banking system had been siphoned-off during the UPA by those who benefitted from ‘phone banking’. India had one of the lowest taxation bases in the world. Evasion was not considered morally or commercially imprudent. It was a normal business practice that the promoter...Read More

Agenda 2019: A note by Arun Jaitley focusing on the leadership issue and evolving national security doctrine

March 12, 2019
Agenda 2019: A note by Arun Jaitley focusing on the leadership issue and evolving national security doctrine

Agenda 2019 – Part - I : The Leadership Issue The schedule for the Lok Sabha elections has been announced. The next ten weeks will witness a clash of ideas and ideologies, competitiveness amongst candidates and a battle for leadership. There are several issues which occupy the agenda space in an election. Today, I deal with one of the principal issues which occupies a foremost relevance in 2019 General Elections – the issue of leadership. The Incumbent Prime Minister India has wi...Read More

India’s Opposition Has A Lot To Learn – a note by Arun Jaitley

March 03, 2019
India’s Opposition Has A Lot To Learn – a note by Arun Jaitley

The Congress led UPA Government from 2004 to 2014 ran a terrible Government. From 2014 to 2019, it was even a more terrible Opposition. There are occasions in history where the nation speaks in one voice. Politicians and leaders rise to the level of statesmanship. They rise above narrow partisan interest. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s and the Jana Sangh’s support to the Government during the 1971 war is a case in point. The terrorists attack at Pulwama on 14th February, 2019 was planned and...Read More

What its Advisor’s Must Tell the Congress Party on National Security: FM Arun Jaitley’s note

February 23, 2019
What its Advisor’s Must Tell the Congress Party on National Security: FM Arun Jaitley’s note

Yesterday the Congress President announced appointment of Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda (Retd.) and a committee headed by him to advice the Party on National Security Policy. Lt. Gen. Hooda is an experienced and distinguished former officer of the Indian Army. I have not the least doubt that he would give a very valuable advice to the grand old Party. The appointment of General Hooda is significant. It is a belated and grudging recognition and acceptance of the surgical strikes of 2016 with which the Gen...Read More

After withdrawing MFN status to Pakistan, India raise import duty on Pakistani goods by 200%

February 16, 2019
After withdrawing MFN status to Pakistan, India raise import duty on Pakistani goods by 200%

New Delhi: Basic customs duty on all goods exported from Pakistan to India has been raised to 200% with immediate effect, said Finance Minister Jaitley in connection with withdrawn Most Favored Nation status to Pakistan after Pulwama terror attack in J&K. Shri Jaitley in his tweet said: India has withdrawn MFN status to Pakistan after the Pulwama incident. Upon withdrawal, basic customs duty on all goods exported from Pakistan to India has been raised to 200% with immediate effect. India ...Read More

India withdraws Most Favoured Nation status given to Pakistan

February 15, 2019
India withdraws Most Favoured Nation status given to Pakistan

New Delhi: A meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) was held today morning at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence 7 Lok Kalyam Marg in connection with yesterday's attack on Central Reserve Police Force convoy by a suicide bomber. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his short briefing after CCS meeting told media persons that a decision has been taken in the meeting to withdraw the most favoured nation (MFN) given status to Pakistan. He said diplomatic initiatives will be shared by Mini...Read More

“Institutions Under Attack” – The Latest Fabrication : Arun Jaitley’s note

February 13, 2019
“Institutions Under Attack” – The Latest Fabrication : Arun Jaitley’s note

The past two months have witnessed several fake campaigns. Each one of them has failed to cut much ice. Falsehood doesn’t have longevity. The ‘compulsive contrarians’ continued to jump from one falsehood to another. The Rafale deal not only strengthens the combat ability of the Indian Air Force but saved thousands of crores for the exchequer. When its falsehood collapsed, a half document was produced to perpetuate the falsehood. Little did the creators of this falsehood realise that the co...Read More

How Many Lies Need to be Peddled to Sustain a Sinking Dynasty? : A note by Arun Jaitley

February 13, 2019
How Many Lies Need to be Peddled to Sustain a Sinking Dynasty? : A note by Arun Jaitley

Truth is both precious and sacrosanct. In mature democracies those who deliberately rely on falsehood are banished from public life. There is no doubt that with the changing socio-economic profile of India this will inevitably happen in India. In modern world dynasties inherently have their limitations. Aspirational societies abhor kingdoms. They insist on accountability and performance. But the grand old party of Indian politics has sadly become a captive of a dynasty. Many of its senior le...Read More

The Interim Budget (2019) and a five year direction: A note by Arun Jaitley

February 05, 2019
The Interim Budget (2019) and a five year direction: A note by Arun Jaitley

The Interim Budget presented by Shri Piyush Goyal today marks a high point in the policy directions that the Government headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given to this nation. Interim Budgets which are presented in the Election Year seek a Vote on Account for a limited period till the post-election Government can decide the further direction of the economy. However, past precedents have conclusively shown that urgent steps are required in the larger interests of the economy and the...Read More