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All Things Policy: The US Indo-Pacific Strategy | Discussing America’s Plan

The US has a new Indo-Pacific strategy. What does it mean for the region? What’s China’s response it? And how does it impact India? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Yazad Jal to discuss this topic. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on: iTunes Castbox Google Podcasts Spotify or any...

India’s Focus Shift From SAARC to BIMSTEC Is Strategic, but Underused

While India has tactfully used the platform to diplomatically isolate Pakistan, it must also tap into BIMSTEC’s immense potential for development, connectivity and trade in the region. Leaders of the BIMSTEC countries attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony last Thursday. This is an opportunity for India to leverage the grouping for...

All Things Policy: The Tiananmen Square Massacre

The Tiananmen Square massacre is still an extremely controversial topic in China 30 years on. What led to the mass protests at the time? How does the Chinese Government still censor it? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Yazad Jal to discuss the history of the event and the current...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue 5

The Big Story: Trade war & Chinese military The escalating trade war has taken a toll on China’s military modernisation, says a recent report in the South China Morning Post. The report is titled ‘PLAN being forced to rethink its spending as cost of trade war rises.’ Previously, a report by the US...

All Things Policy: Understanding Chinese Power

In today’s Thoughtful Thursday episode, General Prakash Menon and Suyash Desai join Manoj Kewalramani to discuss China’s international political machinations and its military strategy through the lens of two new books, Julia Lovell’s Maoism: A Global History and M. Taylor Fravel’s Active Defense. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on:...

All Things Policy: The Promise of BIMSTEC

With BIMSTEC leaders attending the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, General Prakash Menon and Suyash Desai join Shambhavi Naik to talk about how the organisation could help rewire the geopolitics of India’s neighbourhood. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on: iTunes Castbox Google Podcasts Spotify or any other podcast...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue 4

The Big Story: Xi’s Jiangxi Tour President Xi Jinping toured east China’s Jiangxi province this week. This was his first domestic tour since the escalation of trade war with the United States. Jiangxi is where China’s Red Army started its Long March in 1934. President Xi’s choice of destination, as...

The Takshashila PLA Insight Newsletter: Issue 3

The Big Story: South Asia and PLA A China Daily editorial on May 13th called for joint action by South Asian countries to deal with rising terrorism threats in the region. The article comes at the back of a terrorist attack on a five star hotel, Zaver Pearl Continental near...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue 2

The Big Story of the week Decoding China’s Military Power  The Department of Defense of the United States submitted an annual report to the Congress on the ‘Military and Security Developments involving the People’s Republic of China 2019.’ This is an annual exercise, which has started 18 years ago since 2001....

All Things Policy: Justice Denied

The Supreme Court’s in-house probe panel has given a clean chit to CJI Ranjan Gogoi after allegations of sexual harassment against him. But the probe ignored the well-established Vishakha guidelines for dealing with such allegations. Surya Prakash BS joins Yazad Jal and Suyash Desai to discuss the implications for the...
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