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Book Launch: A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V.K. Krishna Menon by Jairam Ramesh

The Takshashila Institution, organised a lounge of the book ‘A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V.K. Krishna Menon’ by the former Parliamentarian Jairam Rameshon Thursday, November 19. The author was in conversation with Nitin Pai, co-founder and director of Takshashila. Mr. Ramesh opened his remarks about V.K. Krishna Menon,...

Lt Gen Prakash Menon speaks at the 2019 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference

Lt Gen Prakash Menon spoke on a panel discussing Nuclear Risk Reduction: The State of Ideas at the 2019 Moscow Non-proliferation Conference held between 7th and 9th November 2019. The conference was organised by the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS). The Moscow Nonproliferation Conference is one of the...

Lt Gen Prakash Menon speaks on a panel at the Valdai Discussion Club

Lt Gen Prakash Menon was a speaker on 2 Oct 19 for Session 5 – ‘How Asia Works. Asia-Pacific, Indo-Pacific and Other Strategic Constructs’ at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club held at Sochi, Russia from 30th September to 3rd October 19. The Valdai Discussion Club is...

The Takshashila Institution Organises a Russia Interest Group Meet

The Takshashila Institution hosted fellows from Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) – Dr Indrani Talukdar and Dr Chandra Rekha – for our first ever Russia Interest Group meeting on August 14th. The day’s proceedings were divided into two sessions, with the first session focusing on Russia’s internal dynamics and...

Lt Gen Prakash Menon speaks at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Lt Gen Prakash Menon spoke at a session during IDSA’s Seminar on India’s National Security: Kargil to Present Times. He presented his paper “India’s Nuclear Journey Post Kargil” which is published in the July-September 2019 edition of the Journal of Defence Studies. Speaking during Session 2 of the seminar, Lt...

Takshashila hosts The Ideashala at ICWA on the India-China relationship

The Takshashila Institution, in collaboration with the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), organized the inaugural session of The Ideashala at Sapru House in New Delhi to discuss “The Evolving Dynamics of the India-China Relationship.” The Ideashala, Takshashila’s most recent initiative, serves as a unique forum for policymakers, researchers, practitioners...

All Things Policy: Teaching Soldiers

How have India and China tried to educate their military personnel? Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan join Yazad Jal to talk about two different studies on the subject. Check out the studies mentioned here: “Defense Education in Chinese Universities: Drilling Elite Youth” www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080…rnalCode=cjcc20 “Educating the Professional Military: Civil–Military Relations and...

All Things Policy: Mainstreaming Counterculture

How does Che Guevara’s face end up on mass-manufactured t-shirts? How did superheroes go from comic books to blockbuster film franchises? How do counterculture movements end up as part of the mainstream? Asawari Ghatage, Manoj Kewalramani and Anirudh Kanisetti geek out with Shambhavi Naik. Subscribe and listen to the podcast...

Nitin Pai Quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald on Terror Links in the Sri Lanka Bombing

Nitin Pai, the director of the Bangalore-based Takshashila Institution think tank, says the Sri Lanka attacks, like last month’s mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, foreshadows a new form of terrorism where the terrorists, the targets or both have little to do with the politics of the country where the attacks...

Lt Gen Prakash Menon gives the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Lecture

Former military advisor to National Security Council secretariat Lt Gen Prakash Menon (Retd) gave the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Lecture at the Savitribai Phule Pune University on Tuesday, 12th March 2019. Gen Menon’s book “The Strategy Trap: India & Pakistan Under The Nuclear Shadow” was released by the university’s vice chancellor,...
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