Jaishankar releases his book, "Modi @ 20," in New York and offers intimate moments

S. Jaishankar read excerpts from the book and shared candid accounts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public life in New York .

New York, September 23: S. Jaishankar, the vice president of foreign affairs, read excerpts from the book and shared candid accounts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public life in New York.The book is a collection of chapters by S Jaishankar, Amish Tripathi, PV Sindhu, Amit Shah, and Sudha Murthy, among others.Jaishankar recalled how he first met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the same with members of the Indian-American Community in New York in the book.When he was the Chinese ambassador and Prime Minister Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, the External Affairs Minister spoke eloquently.

He recalls PM Modi's eye for detail and preparation.He wanted a political briefing, which most chief ministers aren't concerned about, but he gave me a convincing excuse.Look, I'm out there, he said.I am a member of a different political party.

Jaishankar revealed that he and PM Modi once more shared.It's not like you know, we have some serious personal links.It's someone I've known for about ten years.What stood out to me were his extremely exceptional work habits, his resolve, and his determination... that fire in the belly to remake the country was evident, Jaishankar said.

PM Modi was able to unleash a wave of widespread recognition that anchored his 20-year tenure as the government's leader.In his interview, Union Minister Jaishankar described the motivation for the rise of someone from a humble background to India's highest office.The fact that someone like him becomes Prime Minister of India indicates how rapidly the nation has changed, Jaishankar said.Modi@20 is an comprehensive study of India's governance, starting from the grassroots-level transformation in Gujarat to the emerging political fabric.