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Five trends in India-China ties a year after the Galwan Valley clash

The June 2020 clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley has frequently been termed as a watershed moment in the history of bilateral relations. The incident marked the first loss of life in conflict along the boundary between the two countries in over four decades. A year...

Finnish intel review sheds light on relations with Russia

Finland is wary of a possible Russian clash with NATO in the Baltic region The Finnish Defense Forces (FDF) have come out with their first-ever Military Intelligence Review. It is a comprehensive document with due regard to the global security picture and legal caveats in the Finnish security apparatus. The presumable...

Takshashila Discussion Document – Examining Biden’s Evolving Indo-Pacific Policy

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Executive Summary This document discusses the evolution of the US’ Indo–Pacific policy following Joe Biden’s victory in November 2020. We argue that Biden has built on his predecessor’s policies, while making substantive and stylistic adjustments. The US’ approach has expanded beyond military partnerships to...

UK outlines global-focused defense strategy

Britain seeks to remain relevant in a world where it sees threats proliferating, while its finances are shrinking The United Kingdom has outlined a vision for its defense and foreign-engagement priorities in its latest Integrated Review and Defense Command Paper. The paradigm of defense reviews in the UK goes back...

A Space Doctrine for India

Download A Space Doctrine for India as a PDF PREAMBLE 1. India aspires to shape a strategic environment conducive to economic development and the peaceful enjoyment of prosperity. To do so, it must be able to secure its territory, address threats before they reach India’s borders, become a security provider...

Book Chapter— Seeking a Seat at the Table: India Turns to the Arctic

By Aditya Ramanathan This is a draft of a chapter submitted to Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: The High North Between Cooperation and Confrontation, June 2020, Edited by Joachim Weber, ISBN: 3030450058, 9783030450052 Download the book chapter [PDF] India defines its interests in the Arctic as being...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — India’s Opportunity to Displace China in Global Supply Chains

Download the Discussion SlideDoc in PDF This assessment proposes a mix of two approaches that the Indian government should adopt in order to attract investments from companies looking to exit China. The first, a geostrategy-led approach, entails working with like-minded partners, particularly focussing on sectors with national security implications. The...

Journal Article — India’s Theatre Expansion : Use of Sea Power to Balance China’s Rise

In Indian Public Policy Review’s latest issue, I examine the Sino-Indian problems and argue that development and demonstration of maritime power afford India the best way of managing China in the Indo-Pacific region. Link to the journal article

Takshashila Strategic Assessment — China, India and Doklam in 2020

Download the Strategic Assessment as a PDF. India’s conciliatory stance towards China in the aftermath of the 2017 Doklam crisis has led to a deterioration of the strategic situation at the India-Bhutan-China trijunction. Our analysis uses satellite imagery to show that: With China being prevented from extending its constructions westward...

The China Challenge — A Blue Paper

Download the Blue Paper as a PDF The Takshashila Institution and Hudson Institute hosted The China Challenge online discussion series over six weeks between August 28, 2020, and October 2, 2020. The fundamental question underpinning these discussions was how India and the US can and should respond to China’s increasing...
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