Pakistani reporters and troops visit the site of an Indian airstrike in Jaba, near Balakot, Pakistan. (Source: AP/PTI Photo)

Have Balakot Strikes Improved Modi’s Chances Of A Second Term?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invoked national security and referred to the Indian Air Force’s strike on terror camps in Pakistan in several political speeches in the last few days. The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including President Amit Shah, have been trying drive home the point that the Modi government’s political will led to the strikes that came just weeks after a suicide bombing that killed 44 CRPF jawans in Pulwama.

But will national security and tensions with Pakistan as an electoral plank work for the BJP? A recent survey by Axis-My India threw up interesting results. While most respondents said unemployment was the top issue in the upcoming elections, terrorism was the second, ahead of farm distress and corruption.

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