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Blue Paper— The Role of Airpower in India’s National Security

Download the Blue Paper in PDF[526kB] This Blue Paper on the contemporary role of airpower was prepared as a result of discussions with AVM Arjun Subramaniam. The discussions were held as part of Takshashila’s Bangalore Fellows Programme. The Blue Paper...

Takshashila Blue Paper on India’s Coastal Security Architecture

The Takshashila Institution and the US Consulate, Chennai, hosted a roundtable conference on reviewing India’s coastal security architecture at The Hyatt MG Road, on 23 September 2016. The roundtable discussion brought together experts who brainstormed ideas to secure India’s coastline,...

Research Publication—Sketching Out India’s Role in the Asia-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific region has witnessed a huge surge in economic interaction, demographics and transnational security in recent years. The 2016 Australian Defence White Paper affirms that this is Australia’s region however, this is a vast maritime zone engaging the interests...

Takshashila appoints an Ombudsman

The Takshashila Institution is an independent and non-partisan organisation that advocates economic freedom, an open society, a culture of tolerance and realism in international affairs. The trustees have instituted an Ombudsman to uphold Takshashila’s values and compliance with the Code...

Nitin Pai debates the Food Security Bill on Al Jazeera Stream

Takshashila's Nitin Pai appeared in a debate on India's Food Security Bill on Al Jazeera's The Stream on 9 Oct 2013. Pai argued that the programme delivers entitlements to a lot more people than the truly needy, that the poverty...

Issue Brief— Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh

The ambush of a convoy of Congress party leaders in Chhattisgarh on May 25th, 2013, was one of the most ambitious attacks by the Maoists. It was a well-planned attack and shows a complete security and intelligence failure. The most...

Issue Brief— Pakistan’s elections – An Indian perspective

This issue brief discusses the implications of elections to 272 directly elected seats of Pakistan’s National Assembly earlier this month. The elections resulted in a huge vote of confidence in Nawaz Sharif’s leadership.

Issue Brief— Chinese incursions in the Ladakh region

The Chinese People's Liberation Army's incursions into the Depsang plains in eastern Ladakh in April have brought the boundary issue back into focus in India's relations with China. This brief summarises what is happening, analyse why and suggest what India...

Case— A beheading along the Line of Control

On Sunday, January 6th, 2013, Pakistani troops attacked an Indian patrol near Churunda along the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir, killing two soldiers and mutilating their bodies. In this case study, Nitin Gokhale, security & strategic affairs editor...

Reforming the financial sector

Appointed by the Government of India in 2011, the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) submitted its report in March. Had this Commission completed its work before 2008, it might have stood a better chance of being taken seriously for...
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