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World is Entering A New Moon Age

Read the full article on Times of India It will require India to do some tough space diplomacy between divergent spacefaring camps On September 7, 2019, India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander crashed in a cloud of lunar dust no human would witness. It...

All Things Policy: The UK’s Space Strategy

 The UK has released its first-ever National Space Strategy document, which emphasizes the importance of nurturing its space sector, its concerns about adversarial counter-space capabilities, and its desire for international collaboration towards mitigating in-orbit threats. Aditya Ramanathan joins Aditya...

All Things Policy: The Other Rajputs: Purbiya Warriors in 16th century Malwa

 The 16th century saw the emergence of famous Rajput aristocratic households such as the Sisodias of Mewar – but it also saw the career of remarkable military entrepreneurs from relatively humble backgrounds, such as Silhadi of Raisen. Anirudh Kanisetti...

All Things Policy: Younger Generals in the PLA

 Over the last three months, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has appointed several new generals in the People’s Liberation Army. The head of the Western Theatre Command, which is responsible for India, has been changed four times in just the...

Should India join the Artemis Accords?

NASA thinks international partnerships will play a key role in achieving a sustainable presence on the Moon. But should India be partnering with the US through the Artemis Accords or pursue alternative options to fulfil its ambitions? In this video,...

Takshashila Discussion Document – Space as a Geopolitical Environment

Download the Discussion Document as a PDF Executive Summary The ability to use space for commercial, military, and scientific purposes has become a vital determinant of national power. Yet space is a novel environment for human activity and the strategic implications...

All Things Policy: Can Vaccine Mandates Work?

 As India races to vaccinate its population amid the COVID-19 pandemic, can it consider the use of mandates to ensure speedier and more comprehensive vaccinations? Arjun Gargeyas talks about the fascinating history of vaccine mandates and discusses the ways...

All Things Policy: What did the Kakatiyas do for us?

 From 160 years, the often forgotten medieval Kakatiya kingdom sprawled across modern Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and parts of Odisha and Karnataka. In its brief life, this extraordinary kingdom experimented with new forms of political organisation and warfighting, while commissioning...

All Things Policy: The Dilemmas of Religious Freedom

 The French Parliament has passed a bill that will increase the state’s power over mosques. President Emmanuel Macron argues the law will bolster the country’s secular values, but will it really work? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan talk to...

All Things Policy: The Game of Drones

 The attack on Merchant Vessel Mercer Street, allegedly by an Iranian drone, has been grabbing headlines. Beyond all the hype, drones have proven to be simple but effective tools in any country’s asymmetric arsenal. Whether state actors, irregulars or...
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