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Here’s how the Modi govt’s Agnipath scheme brings about radical changes to the armed forces

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Agnipath scheme is proof that Modi govt can bring change for good. But an open mind is key

By making Agnipath an all-India, all-class and merit-driven recruitment scheme, the Modi govt has brought about a radical change, writes Lt. Gen. (retired) H.S. Panag.


A mysterious new report tells you who funds Hindu nationalism in US, and with how much money

While Hindu groups like the HSS flag the report as ‘unreliable’, anti-Hindutva activists say that it’s based on available data but not getting enough attention, reports Vandana Menon.


‘Grandfather was wrong about Modi’ — A day in Iltija Mufti’s life, PDP dynast with voice & vlog

At her family’s Gupkar Road home, Iltija Mufti sits down to talk business, BJP, and Nupur Sharma. She wants to be more than Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter now, report Tanushree Pandey and Sajid Ali.


Why Netherlands’ leading critic of Islam, Geert Wilders, is speaking out for Nupur Sharma

Geert Wilders, the ‘Dutch Donald Trump’ who founded anti-immigration Party for Freedom, has earlier called for a ban on Quran, and tax on hijab, among other controversial statements, reports Pia Krishnakutty.


Indians build the UAE. Delhi shouldn’t worry about pushback from Gulf nations

Forget UAE’s recent history. Century-old trade and migratory links tie Indians and the Gulf Arabs into collaboration and cooperation even today, writes Sifra Lentin.


There is a whole ‘Aurangzeb Industry’ taking shape. Let’s discuss it on four counts

Simple questions are always ignored to reproduce two conflicting images of Aurangzeb, writes Hilal Ahmed.


With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt’s biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes, writes Shekhar Gupta, in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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