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Pragati August 2008: Should India send troops to Afghanistan?

Issue 17 - Aug 2008

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Issue Contents


Making a leader

Excerpts from a lecture on leadership and discipline

Sam HFJ Manekshaw

Our voice in our history

Academic freedom, private funding and historical research

Jayakrishnan Nair


On whether or not India has a coherent foreign policy


A survey of think-tanks

On China policy; Fixing the FATA; An Indo-Israeli alliance?

Vijay Vikram


Hold steady in Afghanistan

India is on the right track and it should stay that way

Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

A bigger military presence is essential

…if India is to shape Afghanistan’s future

Sushant K Singh

The myth of Taliban tribalism

The folly of trying to set tribes against each other

Joshua Foust


Monsoon Session 2008—What’s in store

Legislative brief

Sarita Vanka


When it’s good to slow down

The why and what next about rising inflation

V Anantha Nageswaran

The historical roots of the services sector

…calls for a strategy that plays to India’s strengths

Stephen Broadberry and Bishnupriya Gupta

Profiting from education

Resistance against commercialisation is fruitless

Atanu Dey


Four books about Pakistan

On nuclear proliferation, military politics and society

Nitin Pai

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