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From left to right: Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane, Navy chief Karambir Singh and Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CDS & military integration not a silver bullet for institutional issues in national security

If anything, India's political leaders will now be more susceptible to military advice without any corresponding increase in their ability to interrogate them.
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Indian media and policymakers should stop using the word ‘millennial’ to describe the young

If you use the word 'millennials' in India, you are guilty of leaving out and miscalculating concerns of our largest demographic — half a billion young Indians.
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T Sundararaman finds NITI Aayog’s health index faulty, Manish Sabharwal has problems with bankruptcy code

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

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India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh | Photo: Flickr

Indian economy will be booming by next August, worst behind us — HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said govt should reduce stakes in state-owned banks to 51% and pursue aggressive asset monetisation & privatisation.

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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.