Publications

Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc – A Pathway for Post-Pandemic Economic Reconstruction

By Nitin Pai, Anupam Manur, Sarthak Pradhan, Anirudh Kanisetti Download this slidedoc as a PDF. Executive Summary: The economic response to the pandemic should consist of immediate disaster relief, a...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc – Technological Interventions for COVID-19 Management: An Analysis

By Prateek Waghre, Sapni GK, Utkarsh Narain Download this slidedoc as a PDF. Executive Summary: This assessment evaluates common technological intervention use-cases in response to COVID-19 through the framework of...

Recommended Draft Space Activities (Regulation) Bill, 2020

Download the recommended draft bill in PDF. Takshashila’s ‘The New Space Policy 2020‘ proposes a clear policy and regulatory structure that paves the way for growth of the nascent private...

Takshashila Policy Advisory – COVID-19: Healthcare Measures to Tackle a Second Wave in India

Executive Summary Countries worldwide are bracing for a second wave of COVID-19 infections in the coming months. A second wave is a resurgence in infections after the existing cases appear...

Takshashila Discussion Document: Attracting Large Investments in the Post COVID-19 World

By Shankar Khasnis, Sarthak Pradhan Download the Discussion Document in PDF India must be prepared with a post-pandemic economic reconstruction plan to revive the different sectors of the economy. It...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc: Increasing COVID-19 Testing Capacity in India

By Shambhavi Naik Executive Summary: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic rests on the ability to test for infected patients quickly and at scale. Exhaustive testing underpins effective containment strategies,...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc: India in the Post COVID-19 World Order

By Pranay Kotasthane, Akshay Alladi, Anirudh Kanisetti, and Anupam Manur Executive Summary COVID-19 is likely to accelerate the competition and confrontation between the US and China, and simultaneously reduce the...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: Impact of COVID-19 on the Chinese Armed Forces

Download the Strategic Assessment document as a pdf Executive Summary This assessment examines the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). We argue that: Claims of...

Takshashila Discussion Document – China’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Covid World Order: An Assessment

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Key Ideas: Regime survival and stability are likely to remain as primary objectives of China’s international engagement. Prolonged economic slowdown, the threat of increased...

Takshashila Policy Advisory – Covid-19: Towards a National Reopening Strategy for India

Download the Policy Advisory as a PDF. Executive Summary This document proposes “calibrated reopenings” as a means of restoring economic activities in India under the shadow of a Covid-19 outbreak....

Takshashila Discussion Document: Networked Protests & State Responses: The Case of Hong Kong 2019-20

Download the Discussion Document in PDF. Executive Summary Digital technologies and Internet connectivity are enabling rapid mobilisation of large groups of individuals around a common cause. The defining feature of...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: India and the Saudi-Russia Oil Price War

Download the full Strategic Assessment as a PDF. Executive Summary Global oil prices have fallen by about half since early March 2020. On one hand, the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping...

Modi govt needs to open the JAM for public contributions. PM Care alone can’t deliver

If containing the coronavirus outbreak is the primary national policy prerogative at this time, a close second is the task of providing relief to those who have been hardest hit...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: The Economics and Politics of Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response

By Sarthak Pradhan, Sakshi Arora, and Pranay Kotasthane Download the full Strategic Assessment in PDF Executive Summary As of March 27th, Pakistan had the largest number of COVID-19 cases in...

Takshashila Discussion Document: A Framework for Enabling Predictive Genomics to Improve Public Health in India

By Shambhavi Naik and Pavan Srinath Download the Discussion Document in PDF. Heritable genetic diseases, particularly rare diseases, contribute to a significant disease burden in India. In India’s urban areas,...

Takshashila Discussion Document: An Indian Approach Towards Strategic Petroleum Reserves

By Anupam Manur, Rohan Seth, and Narayan Ramachandran Download the Discussion Document in PDF Energy security is a strategic imperative for India, given its strong growth aspirations. As the country...

Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc– Securing China: An Assessment of Xi’s Military Reforms

Download the Discussion Slidedoc in PDF Executive Summary China’s President Xi Jinping announced landmark military reforms in late 2015. The reforms aim to convert the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into...

Takshashila Blue Paper: Governing Tech Platforms in India

The Takshashila Institution hosted a roundtable on 24 January 2020 to discuss policy solutions to some of the unique issues in platform marketplaces. Finding the balance between mitigating the harm...

Takshashila Policy Proposal: The New Space Policy 2020

Download the proposal in PDF. Executive Summary The New Space Policy 2020 proposes a clear policy and regulatory structure that paves the way for growth of the nascent private space...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: PRC’s Influence on Taiwan’s Polity: Instruments & Efficacy

Download the Strategic Assessment in PDF Executive Summary Chinese President Xi Jinping has termed the “reunification” of Taiwan with the PRC as “a historic task” that is vital to the...

Takshashila Review Paper: Space Power and Space Warfare

Download the paper in PDF Executive Summary The modern space age is characterised by low cost access to space. One consequence of this development is increased competition in the military...

Takshashila Discussion Document – An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Executive Summary The rise of China as an emerging global power has significant implications for India’s pursuit of its core interests. While old sources...

Takshashila Discussion Document – Modi-Xi Informal Summit: An Indian Interests Agenda

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for an informal summit in the coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil...

Takshashila Discussion Document – A Human Capital Investment Model for India’s National Security System

Download the Discussion Document in PDF India’s burgeoning defence pensions expenditure is unsustainable and begs immediate action. Starting with the Kargil Review Committee, many solutions have been mooted over the...

Takshashila Policy Advisory – Comments on the National Guidelines for Gene Therapy Product Development and Clinical Trials

Download the Advisory in PDF This policy advisory contains recommendations and comments in response to the draft National Guidelines for Gene Therapy Product Development and Clinical Trials released by the...

Putting India on the road to becoming an AI superpower

The Indian government has made no secret of its interest in harnessing the power of AI. Over recent years, NITI Aayog has come up with a National Strategy for Artificial...

Takshashila Discussion Document – 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...

Explaining the Takshashila National Security Doctrine

Download the doctrine here. In the 21st century, India faces challenges of unprecedented scale and complexity that necessitate new ways of thinking about national security. We propose that yogakshema, an...

Takshashila Research Publication: Shaping the Military Instrument

By Lt Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon An edited version of this essay appeared first in the India Foundation Journal Vol. VII Issue No. 4, July-August, 2019 Download the Essay in...

Takshashila Discussion Document: Nuclear First Use – A Critique

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Six out of the eight nuclear weapons states have not ruled out first use of nuclear weapons. This document examines why states choose first...
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