June 18, 2020

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Takshashila Discussion Document – COVID-19: Lessons from the US in the Second World War

By Sarthak Pradhan, Anirudh Kanisetti, and Pranav R. Satyanath Download the Discussion Document in PDF This document studies the rapid expansion of industrial capacity in the US during the Second World War to derive lessons for India’s response to the...

All Things Policy: The Geopolitics of a COVID-19 Vaccine

Companies, institutions and governments around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. How will the country that gets there first use the vaccine to its advantage? Nitin Pai, Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan look at the possibilities...

The Laskhar-e-Taiba in Afghanistan

The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has become more visible after a hiatus – this time in Afghanistan both in support of the Taliban and in a takeover of the Islamic State of Khorasan (ISK). The LeT was, originally, set up by the...

Beyond Boycotts: Rethinking India’s Economic Relationship with China

Over the past few months, there have been numerous calls for boycotting Chinese goods and rethinking India’s economic relationship with China. Events over the past week have led to an intensification of these calls. This is reflective of growing public...

Anupam Manur in an ET Now TV panel discussion on India’s dependence on Chinese products

Anupam Manur, Assistant Professor, Takshashila Institution appeared in a panel discussion on reducing Indian dependence on Chinese goods in the wake of heightened geopolitical tensions at the border. Manur argued that tariffs, duties or outright bans can hurt Indian citizens...

Indian unpredictability could make China rethink its game

The South China Sea is thousands of miles away from the Indian heartland. Very few people in our country pay attention to developments in that part of the world, and although it has a bearing on India’s national interest, it...

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in The Quint on Chinese media coverage of the Ladakh standoff

Manoj Kewalramani was quoted in an article by Smitha TK for The Quint on the Chinese media’s coverage of the standoff between Indian and Chinese armies in Ladakh. Manoj said: “In India, there will be pressure from the public and...

Anupam Manur quoted in Hindustan Times about boycotting Chinese goods

Anupam Manur, assistant professor at Takshashila Institution, was quoted in an article in Hindustan Times by Rajeev Jayaswal, Rahul Singh and Rezaul H Laskar on the subject of Chinese goods and investment in India. Manur said “As much as the...