September 27, 2019

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On India-Pakistan sparring at the UNGA

The Print’s daily roundtable TalkPoint posed a question: Does India-Pakistan sparring at UNGA bring any diplomatic benefit for either country? India does not gain anything by sparring with Pakistan at the UNGA. In fact, for a major power like India engaging in a...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue no 22: China’s Naval Modernisation; National Day Military Parade; China’s Defence-Industrial Base; China’s Trilateral Joint Drill in IOR; Tsentr-2019; Xiangshan Security Forum

Congressional Research Service (CRS) has submitted its latest research report to the US Congress on China Naval Modernisation: Implications for US Navy Capabilities- Background and Issues for Congress. The report claims that China’s military modernisation, including its naval modernisation, has become a top...

Eye on China: Sun’s Media Blitz – New White Papers – South Asia Watch – Taliban Talks – Huawei in India – Patriotic Education

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. This week we cover Chinese ambassador to India Sun Weidong’s engagement with the Indian media; China’s new white papers...

The Compound Eye – Scientific Social Responsibility, GM mosquitoes and ASEAN

Scientific Social Responsibility The Ministry of Science and Technology has released draft guidelines for the inclusion of Scientific Social responsibility (SSR) on the lines of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocated scientific social responsibility for leading scientific institutions to “promote scientific excellence...

The hot risks of ‘Cold Start’

India’s controversial military doctrine is of limited use in a clash with Pakistan and should stay cold and underplayed. India’s military should privilege development of a military capability that allows for causing destruction without posturing. Long-range firepower from air, land...

All Things Policy: Cryptocurrency Explained

We all know what cryptocurrency is and how it can be used. But how does it really work? On this episode, Aditya Ramanathan and Anirudh Kanisetti talk to Utkarsh Narain to undertand the A to Z of cryptocurrency and blockchain....