Policy Research

At Takshashila, we connect good ideas to good people to good networks. The policy research team generates these good ideas in the areas of geostrategy, technology governance, and public economics. The Takshashila way of research involves arguments based on explicit reasoning and empirical evidence, views that are confident yet tentative, and outputs that are interesting and engaging. Freedom, pluralism, realism, and citizenship are the values that our research upholds.
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Foreign affairs, defence and security

UK outlines global-focused defense strategy
April 22, 2021
A Space Doctrine for India
March 16, 2021
Book Chapter— Seeking a Seat at the Table: India Turns to the Arctic
March 9, 2021
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — India’s Opportunity to Displace China in Global Supply Chains
January 13, 2021
Journal Article — India’s Theatre Expansion : Use of Sea Power to Balance China’s Rise
January 11, 2021
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — China, India and Doklam in 2020
January 4, 2021
The China Challenge — A Blue Paper
December 31, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — A Rare Earths Strategy for India
December 24, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — Submarine Cables: A Maritime National Security Perspective for India
October 21, 2020
The Primacy of Sea Power in Managing China’s Push for Hegemony in the Indo-Pacific
October 17, 2020
Takshashila Working Paper — Constraining the Pakistani Military-Jihadi Complex In a Post-COVID World
October 5, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise
September 28, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — BRI in the Post-COVID World: Risks and Responses
September 22, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — 5G, Huawei & Geopolitics – An Indian Roadmap
September 20, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — A Military Resource Allocation Framework
July 31, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — The Doklam Imbroglio (July 2020 Update)
July 16, 2020
Responding to the Standoff on the LAC in Ladakh
June 19, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — National Security Preparedness & Planning for COVID-19
June 16, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — India’s Theatre Command System: A Proposal
June 12, 2020
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — India, COVID-19, and West Asia
June 9, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — China’s Maritime Coercion Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 3, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — India in the Post COVID-19 World Order
May 7, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — Assessing Measures for India to Tackle Biowarfare Threats
May 3, 2020
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — Impact of COVID-19 on the Chinese Armed Forces
April 30, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — China’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Covid World Order: An Assessment
April 29, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — Networked Protests & State Responses: The Case of Hong Kong 2019-20
April 14, 2020
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — India and the Saudi-Russia Oil Price War
April 9, 2020
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — The Economics and Politics of Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response
March 28, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc — Securing China: An Assessment of Xi’s Military Reforms
March 9, 2020
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — PRC’s Influence on Taiwan’s Polity: Instruments & Efficacy
January 8, 2020
Takshashila Review Paper — Space Power and Space Warfare
December 11, 2019
Takshashila Discussion Document — An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise
December 5, 2019
4 Lessons for India From China’s October 2019 Military Parade
December 3, 2019
Takshashila Discussion Document — Modi-Xi Informal Summit: An Indian Interests Agenda
October 7, 2019
Takshashila Discussion Document — A Human Capital Investment Model for India’s National Security System
September 24, 2019
Takshashila Discussion Document — Jammu & Kashmir: The Way Forward
August 14, 2019
Explaining the Takshashila National Security Doctrine
August 1, 2019
Takshashila Research Publication — Shaping the Military Instrument
July 26, 2019
A National Security Doctrine For India
June 3, 2019
The Kra Canal: What Does It Mean For India?
April 9, 2019
Takshashila Discussion Document — India’s External Intelligence Agency: Managing the Human Resources Challenge
January 17, 2019
Takshashila Working Paper — China’s Quest For AI Leadership: Prospects and Challenges
October 1, 2018
Takshashila Discussion Document — Deriving India’s Strategies for a New World Order
July 9, 2018
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — Impact of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement on Pakistan’s Political Landscape
June 20, 2018
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — India-Bhutan Relationships – Fostering the Friendship
May 7, 2018
Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc — India’s China Reset – An Assessment
April 27, 2018
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — Political Developments in Sri Lanka
April 10, 2018
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — Assessing China’s Engagement in the Indian Subcontinent
March 10, 2018
India’s Strategies for a New World Order
January 12, 2018
Assessment — The hostage handover in Pakistan
October 17, 2017

Public affairs and governance

Science, technology and policy

A Space Doctrine for India
March 16, 2021
Takshashila Blue Paper — A Framework for Governing Human Gene Editing in India
January 5, 2021
Takshashila Discussion Document — A Rare Earths Strategy for India
December 24, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — A Strategy to make India a Biotech Leader by 2025
November 17, 2020
A COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Strategy for India
November 5, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — 5G, Huawei & Geopolitics – An Indian Roadmap
September 20, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — A COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Strategy for India
September 8, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — COVID-19 Testing Strategy for India
July 9, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — Analysing Digital Platforms’ Responses to COVID-19 Information Disorder
June 26, 2020
Takshashila Policy Advisory — A Policy Guide to Pooled Testing
June 9, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc — Gene Drives in Infectious Diseases – A Risk Assessment
May 22, 2020
Recommended Draft Space Activities (Regulation) Bill, 2020
May 21, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — Increasing COVID-19 Testing Capacity in India
May 15, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — Assessing Measures for India to Tackle Biowarfare Threats
May 3, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — A Framework for Enabling Predictive Genomics to Improve Public Health in India
March 19, 2020
Takshashila Blue Paper — Governing Tech Platforms in India
February 7, 2020
Takshashila Policy Proposal — The New Space Policy 2020
January 28, 2020
Takshashila Policy Advisory — Comments on the National Guidelines for Gene Therapy Product Development and Clinical Trials
September 24, 2019
Putting India on the road to becoming an AI superpower
September 15, 2019
Takshashila Policy Advisory — A Data Protection Framework for India
December 31, 2018
Takshashila Policy Advisory — Comments to the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill
October 12, 2018
Takshashila Working Paper — China’s Quest For AI Leadership: Prospects and Challenges
October 1, 2018
Takshashila Blue Paper — Justice Srikrishna Committee Documents on Data Protection
August 29, 2018
Takshashila Review Paper — Regulating Multi-Sided Platforms – Challenges in the Indian Context
August 1, 2018
Takshashila Policy Advisory — A Data Protection Framework for India
February 21, 2018
Takshashila Policy Advisory — Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector
October 18, 2017
Takshashila Policy Advisory — Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector
October 18, 2017
Discussion Document — A Framework for Governing Gene Editing
October 13, 2017
Takshashila Blue Paper — Charting a New Framework for Data Protection in India
October 11, 2017
Takshashila Blue Paper — Charting a New Framework for Data Protection in India
October 11, 2017
Policy Proposal: Governing Gene Editing — An Analytical Framework
September 23, 2017
Discussion Document — Beyond Consent: A New Paradigm for Data Protection
July 20, 2017
Policy Advisory — Quality of Service Based Differential Pricing for Data Services
January 8, 2016
Policy Advisory — Bringing IT Act 2000 in Alignment with the Constitution
July 3, 2014