The Morning Wrap: It's World Environment Day; Indian Army To Launch Major Offensive Against Manipur Militant Attack

05/06/2015 9:25 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

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India lost 18 soldiers--the highest in a single strike in 20 years--to a raid by militants in Manipur. Disparate groups along the Myanmar and Nagaland borders are believed to have formed a coalition to mount the attack that employed sophisticated rocket-propelled grenades. The Indian army has announced plans for a powerful counter offensive.

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Khaled Ahmed, in The Indian Express, says that Islamic ideology in Pakistan only appears to have hardened over time.

Sriram Panchu, in The Hindu, says that retired Supreme Court chief justices who have taken government assignments, cannot head bodies such as the human rights commission, as it compromises the independence of the chair.

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