Pranay Kotasthane was quoted in an article with the National on 21 February, 2018.
"The unusually cool reception of the Canadian premier signifies Modi's dissatisfaction with Mr Trudeau's tendency to pander to Canadian Sikhs who want an independent Sikh state to be carved out of India."
In India, as the government’s crackdown continued, Sikh extremism dwindled dramatically after the 1990s. But a concern about the movement’s revival “cannot be downplayed,” said Pranay Kotasthane, who heads the geostrategy programme at the Takshashila Institution, a Bengaluru-based think-tank.
The full article can be read here.