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Eye on China: Trade Adjustment – Indo-Pacific – Rule of Law – Cyber Rules – Trump’s Parting Shots

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties As has been the case since May 2020, let’s begin with the situation in Ladakh, or rather discussions about the situation. India’s External Affairs Minister S...

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...

Eye on China: 120 FDI Proposals – LAC Talks Stalled – Nepal Intrigue – EU Deal Stumbles – PLA’s 2020 Perspective – Democratic Life Meeting

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties It’s been a slow news week in terms of the bilateral India-China relationship. India’s MEA said this week that the next round of military talks between the two...

India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order

India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order Edited by: Pranay Kotasthane, Anirudh Kanisetti, and Nitin Pai. Contributors: Akshay Alladi, Alok Prasanna Kumar, Ameya Ashok Naik, Anupam Manur, Aparna Pande, Anirudh Kanisetti, Avinash M. Tripathi, Constantino Xavier, Jakob Urda, James M. Dorsey, Kartik Shanker, Manoj Kewalramani, Meera Anna Oommen, Nitin Pai, Pranay...

The Primacy of Sea Power in Managing China’s Push for Hegemony in the Indo-Pacific

Authors: Suyash Desai and Nitin Pai Keywords: Sino-Indian Dispute, Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific, Indian Navy, PLAN, Partnerships, Sea Denial Abstract: The paper posits that sea power affords India the best way of managing Chinese power in the Indo-Pacific region. While border defences and use of land and air power along the...

Takshashila Discussion Document — An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Executive Summary The rise of China as an emerging global power has significant implications for India’s pursuit of its core interests. While old sources of friction between the two countries persist, shifting global power dynamics and technological advancements present new challenges and opportunities. In...

Book Review: Nine Dash Line: Deciphering the South China Sea Conundrum

Pooja Bhatt’s latest book Nine Dash Line: Deciphering the South China Sea Conundrum was reviewed by Manoj Kewalramani for the The Book Review Literary Trust. The review can be accessed here.

Understanding China’s LAC deployment capabilities

Broadening of the India-China standoff into multiple theatres will present formidable challenges for Chinese forces All eyes are on the meeting between Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart on September 10 in Moscow, nevertheless, it has increasingly become clear over the past few weeks that the...
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