Suyash Desai

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The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue No 95

China-India Brief; Cyber Nuclear C3; Security Forces and AI Research; Annual Intelligence Report; National Security Day; Germany-Japan Security Talks I. The Big Story: China-India Brief Last week, the 11th round of Corps Commanders-level meetings yielded no results. China’s Western Theatre Command’s...

All Things Policy: Impact of China’s policies in Tibet on India’s National Security

 From rail connectivity, new dams and border villages to increasing sinicization of religion, Beijing is ramping up efforts to tighten its control over Tibet. In this episode, Suyash Desai and Manoj Kewalramani discuss the Chinese government’s new infrastructure push...

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue No 94

China-India: Corp Commanders Meeting, New Commander for XMD; SCS; Guidelines for PLA’s Ideological & Political Education; Taiwan; US Fonops & India The 11th round of Corp Commander-level talks and new Commander for the Xinjiang Military District The 11th Corp Commander-level meeting...

Takshashila Discussion Document – China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Abstract China’s evolving security dynamics with the United States have compelled it to rethink its nuclear strategy to achieve effective deterrence. It is aiming to modernise its nuclear arsenal and increase its nuclear ambiguity...

How a new rail line in China will pose a security challenge to India

The Sichuan-Tibet rail link will help China mobilise the 77th Group Army and consolidate its hold on the border defence villages along the Sino-Indian border China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, approved in the recent National People’s Congress’s (NPC) annual session, outlines...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 92

China-India Brief: Tibet, China-India Nuclear Stability; Military Drivers of BRI; PLA Modernisation 2027; The Philippines-China Stand-off; Taiwan I. The Big Story: China-India Brief There is no information available yet on the 11th round of the Corp Commander-level meeting. After completing the...

The PLA Insight: Issue Number 91

China-India Brief; China-Philippines Standoff; Taiwan and China; No Military Parade @ 100; PLA Professionalism; Testimony; PLA RF Survival Exercise I. The Big Story: China-India Brief The 11th round of Corps Commander-level meeting, which is due since the disengagement at Pangong Tso, is expected to be held...

All Things Policy: Quad to Anchorage – Shifting sands of the international order

 The past two weeks have seen a flurry of diplomatic activity, from the Quad summit to the US-China talks in Alaska. Listen to this conversation between Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai as they discuss the implications of the developments...

All Things Policy: How Does China Think About Nuclear War?

 A recent report indicates China is doubling the number of its nuclear missile silos. Does this suggest Beijing is moving towards a hair-trigger’s launch-on-warning posture? Suyash Desai, Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan weigh the evidence. Han Kristensen’s article is...

The PLA Insight: China-India: NPC & Tibet, Quad, Amb Vijay Gokhale’s Paper; Admiral Davidson’s Testimony; Defence Budget; Xi & the PLA; SCS: Continuity & Change

I. The Big Story: China-India The National People’s Congress (NPC) was concluded yesterday. In this section, I briefly highlight the discussion from the NPC which affects India. 1) NPC and Tibet China should accelerate plans to build a hydropower plant on a river...
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