Suyash Desai is a research analyst working in China Studies Programme at The Takshashila Institution. He researches on China’s defence and foreign policies and also publishes a weekly newsletter on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army called the PLA Insight. Previously, he completed his M Phil from Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament, JNU specialising in Asian regionalism. He has a Masters in Political Science from Mumbai University and a diploma in International Law from the Indian School of International Law. He is currently studying Mandarin and wishes to pursue a PhD in Chinese strategic thought.