via HARAN.B.R published on December 15, 2007

Chennai: Dr.Subramanian Swamy’s latest book titled “Terrorism in India – A Strategy of Deterrence for India’s National Security” was launched on Thursday the 13th of December 2007.

The Book launching ceremony was organized at the famous venue “Landmark”.Incidentally ‘Landmark’ celebrated its 20th Anniversary on the same day. Coincidentally, it happened to be the 6th Anniversdary of Teror attack on Indian Parliament. What a day to launch a book on Terrorism & National Security!

Dr.Swamy needs no introduction. Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, he still continues teaching there as a visiting Professor and he has also published famous papers on Economics jointly with Nobel Laureatte Paul A. Samuelson. He is recognized internationally as an authority on Economics. His political background and vast experience is well known. He has been elected to the parliament five times. He has also been a Minister in former Prime Minister Chandrasekhar’s cabinet. He has a thorough knowledge on External Affairs & Foreign Policies. His two previous books “Hindus Under Siege: The Way Out” and “Srilanka in Crisis: India’s Options” deserve to be mentioned now, in the context that, he talks about Islamic Terroprism & LTTE Activities in his latest book.

In the course of his launch speech, Dr.Swamy dealt with the present terror & security scenario, how our country has been made as a soft target for terrorists, particularly due to the vote bank politics practice by the pseudo-secular political parties, the mindset of the minority communities, lack of awareness in the majority community and the formation of sleeper cells in the Muslim dominated areas. He also highlighted the Naxal & Maoist menace spreading far & wide within the country from Assam to Tamil Nadu and the recent spurt in LTTE activities.

Dr.Swamy emphasized that, India as an integrated country, must foster a “Concept of Identity” in order to deter terror. He felt that, we, as a country, have not come out of the “identity crisis”, even after 60 years of independence. He categorically said that, the ancient Hindu Identity must be established to resolve the identity crisis, and once that is done, the minorities, particularly Muslims & Christians would easily understand the ways & means of adjusting with the majority, resulting in a well integrated India with peace & harmony .

As the division of Hindu majority along caste & linguistic lines will be a danger, resulting in India becoming a Muslim or a Christian country, Dr.Swamy asserted that, the feeling of Nationalism & Patriotism must be developed in the minds of the people, by creating awareness on the true history of the nation, which will help a long way in resolving our identity crisis. As the nation is very weak at present, he felt that, a society based on the concept of “Dharma” is vitally needed to get rid of the decay of morality and decline of character.

As a strategy of deterrence against terrorism, Dr.Swamy suggested many ways such as, Removal of Article 370, Implementation of Uniform Civil Code, Enacting Anti-
Conversion Laws, Compulsory teaching of Sanskrit language and making it as the National Language, Mandatory singing of Vandemataram, Resettling of Kashmiri Pandits & a million Ex-servicemen in Jammu & Kashmir and removal of a Masjid standing on the remains of a Temple for every bomb attack on a Temple, etc. He said that he had explained these strategies in detail in the book along with many other actions to counter terror.

Later, Dr.Swamy read out a few paragraphs from his book, which was followed by an interesting interactive session. Then Dr.Swamy autographed a few books, which were purchased on the spot.

The book has been published by M/S. Har-Anand Publications Pvt Ltd, E-49 / 3. Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi – 110020. Tel: 011-41603490, E-Mail: [email protected] The book is available at M/S. Landmark, 3. Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai – 600 034. The book with 143 pages is priced at Rs.295 /-

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