Best of BS Opinion: Chief of defence staff's role, bond market, and more

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The creation of the post of chief of defence staff is in harmony with the nationalist surge. Yet the timeless questions of the uneasy relationship between growth and environment sustainability, weak governance standards, and a distorted employment structure hold out an assurance of permanence. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up 

The chief question that arises with relation to the chief of defence staff is whether he should oversee combat operations, says Ajai Shukla. There are things that have not been within reach of the present structure. Click here

India’s growth is linked to climate risks, says Arunabha Ghosh. Time to make hard choices. More details here

The government should tighten the legal, accounting and regulatory standards governing the bond market. Diva Jain explains how

In India women do a lot of things that do not count as work, says Mahesh Vyas. There it makes sense to capture the distribution of work in addition to the distribution of employment. Click to read more

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