I need my paragraph to be indented, but not after the section. The remaining paragraph needs to be indented. Please check the image.

Latex for Paragraph Indentation

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    That's the standard behaviour: are you using a document class or package that changes it?
    – Joseph Wright
    May 22, 2019 at 6:59
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    please make a small one-page document that shows the wrong indentation and add it to your question as a text block ({} button in the editor) May 22, 2019 at 7:00
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    To start with, remove \usepackage{indentfirst}`. It indents the first paragraph, you don't want that. Indentation for other paragraphs is the default, if that is happening in your document, your code is responisble. But we don't have that.
    – Johannes_B
    May 22, 2019 at 7:48
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    you should never need \indent and only rarely (preferably never) use \noindnent. The only thing that indentfirst package does is to change the default behaviour and force the first paragraph of each section to be indented. May 22, 2019 at 8:11
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    One addition to previous comments: You need either \par or a blank line between the first and second paragraphs. As shown, they will just run together when processed. May 22, 2019 at 16:51

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There is no information in the question, but answering the issue as stated by the OP in comments under the question...

The default behaviour in most document classes (all the standard ones) is not to indent the first paragraph of a section. The indentfirst package suppresses that and forces the indentation of the first section. As the default behaviour is desired here, the solution is simply not to load indentfirst.

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