April 18, 2020

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The PLA Insight: Issue no 50: China’s Nuclear Tests; Escalating Tensions in East Asia; PLA Conscriptions 2020; PLA’s Influence Operations, and more

I. The Big Story: China Conducts Nuclear Tests? Beijing might secretly be conducting low-level nuclear tests at its Lup Nur site in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang, claims a new arms control report by the State Department. This is despite Beijing’s claim of strictly...

Covid-19 Operations: Role of the Armed Forces

By General Prakash Menon The metaphor of war has been universally invoked to describe the conditions under which ‘victory’ over COVID-19 is sought. The metaphor is certainly useful to galvanize a nation and harness its capacities that can be directed...

Eye on China: Wuhan’s Deaths – Q1 Views – Covid Diplomacy – India FDI Rules – Racism – US Acrimony

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. In China There’s been so much news from within China regarding the pandemic over the past week. I’m...

Takshashila Policy Advisory – Covid-19: Towards a National Reopening Strategy for India

Download the Policy Advisory as a PDF. Executive Summary This document proposes “calibrated reopenings” as a means of restoring economic activities in India under the shadow of a Covid-19 outbreak. We suggest continuous ongoing testing in order to gauge the...