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What India’s snipers need in their new AK-203 rifles, and a fresh reason for the brain drain

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Sajith Kumar links the deal signed between India and Russia for manufacturing AK-203 rifles in Uttar Pradesh to the civilian killings in Nagaland.

Manjul | News9

Manjul has this sombre take on Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement that ‘mistaken identity’ led to the killings by security forces personnel in Nagaland’s Mon district.

R. Prasad | Economic Times

R. Prasad draws a parallel between the Nagaland killings and the Manipur ambush of 2015, where Assam Riffles soldiers killed over 50 insurgents along the India-Myanmar border.

E.P. Unny | The Indian Express

E.P. Unny also mourns the loss of civilian lives in Nagaland.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alok Nirantar pokes fun at the Narendra Modi government in light of the Union home ministry announcing that over 6 lakh Indians gave up citizenship since 2017.

Nala Ponappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponappa draws upon the recent report of security being tightened in Mathura ahead of the Babri Masjid demolition anniversary on 6 December.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt’s take on Waseem Rizvi, ex-chairman of Shia Waqf Board in UP, converting to Hinduism. The man on the right asks his companion if one gets a wild card entry into caste upon converting.

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