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Neither MoD nor MHA can resolve the unacceptable state of affairs on Indo-Tibetan Border

The Indo-Tibetan border continues to be actively problematic and the trajectory of the current geopolitical events seem to indicate that politico-military tensions will endure. The lack of progress in the 13th India-China Corps Commanders talks and the two military incidents in Tawang and Barahoti are but symptoms of the continuing tensions....

The PLA Insight: Issue no 114

China-India Brief: 13 CC Meeting, Barahoti, Tawang, China’s Kashmir Policy; Taiwan; Shenzhou 13; China’s Engagement in the Arctic; Hypersonic Weapons I. The Big Story: China-India Brief It’s been 14 days since I wrote the previous issue of the newsletter on October 2, 2021. I thought that China’s National Day Golden Week...

Book Review: India’s South Asia Challenge

Politics and Geopolitics: Decoding India’s Neighbourhood Challenge Author: Harsh Pant Publisher: Rupa Pages: 224 Price: Rs 423 The political, economic and strategic landscape in South Asia has changed dramatically in the last two decades, due to the phenomenal rise of the People’s Republic of China and the rise of the...

Takshashila Discussion Document – India-Russia Space Cooperation: A Way Forward

By Aditya Pareek1 and Dr. Andrey Gubin2 1 Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru 2 Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok Download this Discussion Document as a PDF Executive Summary India – Russia space cooperation in the past includes the USSR launching India’s first few satellites, Rakesh Sharma’s inclusion in a manned Soviet mission, and...

Will the Quad Tangle with the O-RAN Alliance?

While China and Huawei may have won the 5G race, all is definitely not lost for those looking to reduce their dependencies on the Chinese telecom infrastructure. Technology was a major area of focus during the first in-person summit held in the United States. The Quad has already created a working...

The Quad Makes the First Siliconpolitik Move

Summary An earlier paper on ‘Siliconpolitik: The Case for a Quad Semiconductor Partnership’ made a detailed case for a Quad partnership on semiconductors. It argued that the Quad’s technology cooperation agenda should focus on semiconductors due to their ‘metacriticality’. Further, it reasoned that “since each Quad member enjoys a comparative advantage in...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 113

China-India Brief, Zhuhai Air Show, Taiwan and China, US Military and the PLA, PLA’s New Joint Doctrine, PLA AF Agile Combat Employment, PLA Promotions I. The Big Story: China-India Brief Seventeen months into the military confrontation, China continues to build more troops shelters as a part of its ongoing military consolidation and upgrade along...

India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a World Adrift

Download the document as PDF Note: The following document is authored by an independent panel of thinkers and policy practitioners, and does not represent the views of the The Takshashila Institution. India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a World Adrift is the product of collective deliberation, debate and report writing...

Australia may have opened the door for India. Like Rafale, a submarine deal is critical

Fear, it seems, is the reigning global emotion and is reflected in innumerable speeches at the seventy-sixth United Nations General Assembly session. The dangers posed to humanity by climate change, extremism, and human and women’s rights violations were seated in the front row of the hall of fear. Cooperation was...

As Quad focuses on Tech, the Debate on Standard Setting

Technology will be at the forefront of the first in-person Quad summit in the United States (US). The control of critical technologies and their supply chains remain essential for all States to project their geopolitical influence. However, having a grip on the governance mechanism of these critical technologies in the form...
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