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Why 2019 is one of the bloodiest years for the Indian Air Force

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

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10 crashes, 11 aircraft lost, 22 killed — the year of Balakot has been a bloody one for IAF

With 22 personnel losing their life in as many as 10 crashes involving 11 aircraft, 2019 is already one of the bloodiest years of the Indian Air Force till now despite the successful operation in Balakot, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

To understand Narendra Modi’s new Kashmir reality, 5 liberal myths need to be broken

Kashmir has a new status quo are Pakistan can risk breaking it. A solution can be found only after accepting that the existing borders are permanent, writes  Shekhar Gupta.

These images show Pakistan is planning something sinister after India’s Article 370 move

The playbook has been that every time Kashmir was disappearing from the horizon, Pakistan would resort to some outrageous action in order to draw the world’s attention. Thanks to satellite-based open-source intelligence, we can today predict that a similar operation is quite possibly underway. Read the article by Abhijit Iyer Mitra to know more.

The IAS officer 6 Karnataka CMs couldn’t do without takes charge of CCD

Former IAS officer Sakleshpur Vishwesraiya Ranganath, who has taken over as interim chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises in the wake of founder V.G. Siddhartha’s death, is by popular opinion the best man for the job, reports Rohini Swamy.

Kashmir Banega Pakistan: A dream sold to brainwash us since childhood now lies in tatters

Everyone in the ruling elite sold the ‘Kashmir banega Pakistan’ chooran to the best of their benefit — those in the Pakistani military to keep themselves viable, the politicians to use it during elections, the religious cartel to fan anti-Hindu sentiments, and the ordinary Pakistani to just watch all of them make hay, writes Naila Inayat. 

Modi govt plans NCERT syllabus change again, this time a major one

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks are set for another major revision, which will be effected once the New Education Policy (NEP) is finalised and there is a National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in place. The next change that will be made in the textbooks will be in line with the NEP and the NCF that will be formed according to the education policy writes Kritika Sharma. 

Process granting IPS pay benefits to CAPF remains mired in confusion despite SC order

The Supreme Court has asked the government to expedite the process of granting better pay benefits to central armed police forces (CAPFs), which it had first ordered in February this year. But while the apex court has asked the Centre to complete the process within two months, its execution remains mired with confusion and alleged foul play, reports Sanya Dhingra.

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