HOME AFFAIRS – PEACE, SECURITY, UNITY 3new states formed – Jharkhand Chattisgarh, Uttaranchal in 2000. Significant success in the fight against terrorism. POTA act enacted to fight terrorism. For the first time since independence, Internal security system was comprehensively revieved by six task forces. Recommendations being implemented. 161 ISI modules in various parts of the country busted. For the first time, centre giving Rs.1000 crore each year to states for police modernisation. 2001 census completed in record time. Ban on NSCN(I/M) lifted. Complete border fencing at a cost of Rs1334 crore , for checking illegal immigration from Bangladesh. Terrorist bases of ULFA and others crushed by the Bhutanese army. Law passed for Dual citixenship for PIO’s In 16 countries.FOREIGHN POLICY: Raising India’s Prestige Globally. Sanctions after Pokharan and attempts to diplomatically isolate india were successfully countered. Prime Minister’s dialogue with Pakistan has earned a Worldwide appreciation and it has declared that it will not allow terrorisr activities against india under its territory. Institutionalised mechanism started to resolve the border dispute with China. Strategic Alliances developed with the USA, EU, RUSSIA, FRANCE, UK, ISRAEL, GERMANY, JAPAN and others. Restored Indo-Afghan Relationship and actively participated in rebuilding of Afghanistan. India made major contribution to bring into being of SAFTA(South Asian Foreign trade Area) AT the SAARC summit in Islamabad. Comprehensive Economic cooperation finalized at the 2nd INDIA-ASEAN summit in Bali. New regional initiatives like BIMST-EC, Mekong-Ganga cooperation and India-Mayanmar-Thailand trilateral cooperation begun. India’s Candidature for permanent membership of the UN security council endorsed by many countries.