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All Things Policy: Space Incorporated

Indian regulations actively discourage private space companies. In this special episode Dr. Ranjana Kaul, an expert on space law and policy, and Narayan Prasad, an entrepreneur, tell us what the country needs to do to take its space capabilities into...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — Jammu & Kashmir: The Way Forward

By the Takshashila Geostrategy Programme Download the Slidedoc in PDF ​Post Article 370 scenario: A worsened security situation in Jammu and Kashmir abetted by Pakistan, exacerbated by the absence of legitimate political channels, a weak economic infrastructure, and an inadequate administrative...

A National Security Doctrine For India

Download the doctrine here Yogakshema बलं शक्ति: | सुखं सिद्धि:| Strength is power. And well-being is the goal. (Arthashastra, 6:2-31,32)   To create and defend a conducive environment for yogakshema (well-being, prosperity, and happiness) of all Indians. At this stage of...

Bolstering military abilities in Indian Ocean Region

By Sambit Dash What happens in the high seas in its backyard, concerning India’s national aspirations, is India’s business.   With 70 percent of the world’s petroleum shipment, 50 percent of world’s container traffic, dependence of world’s two most populous nations for...

India’s security relationships in Indian Ocean region

By Sambit Dash A growing India cannot afford to lose out to proactive Chinese maritime policies. With 70 percent of the world’s petroleum shipment, 50 percent of world’s container traffic and dependence on energy routes of world’s two most populous nations, the Indian Ocean...

IITs should be role models in university politics

By Saurabh Chandra The last thing we need in this country is for politics to become a ‘dirty’ word and people pleading to keep elite institutions away from it. The recent controversy sparked by the suspension of a little known...

What is your most controversial view?

by V Vinay The next time you meet someone you care about, engage them on this question. A question I frequently ask students is to share a view which they believe is controversial. The puzzled look on their face is a sight to...