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Pranay Kotasthane Quoted in Arab News on Afghanistan

Pranay Kotasthane was quoted in an article in Arab News on 8 January 2019 in an article commenting on India’s signing of 11 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) worth a total of $9.5 million with Afghanistan. Pranay was quoted as saying:...

India will stay relevant in Afghanistan, Taliban or no Taliban

The way ahead for India rests on reconciling Indian interests with the recent changes in the political landscape, many of which are outside Indian control. The turning global tide against Pakistan’s policy of using terror gives India some breathing space....

Takshashila Conducts the First Workshop for the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies

Takshashila conducted the first contact workshop of the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies from 16 to 18 March, 2018, at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. The workshop comprised three days of intensive experiential learning delivered through lectures by course...

Assessment — The hostage handover in Pakistan

By Anand Arni Download the assessment here [0.3MB PDF] This assessment takes a closer look at the events leading to the release of the Boyle-Coleman family from captivity in Pakistan. Key judgments from the assessment are: it is likely that this release...

Takshashila Hosts TCA Raghavan

Takshashila hosted TCA Raghavan, an Indian Diplomat at their offices on 27 March 2017. Raghavan was the Indian high commissioner to Singapore until June 2013 after which, Raghavan was appointed high commissioner of India to Pakistan. Raghavan has also served...

Pranay Kotasthane Quoted in The Telegraph

Pranay Kotasthane has been quoted in an article with The Telegraph which addresses the recent endeavours by Russia, Pakistan, and China to lift the UN sanctions against select Taliban leaders. India has viewed the Taliban as a Pakistan-backed militancy and...

Takshashila to conduct training for members of Afghanistan Green Trend

The Takshashila Institution will be conducting a public policy training programme for twenty participants nominated by Afghanistan Green Trend. Takshashila Institution is an independent, non-partisan think tank and a school of public policy. Afghanistan Green Trend is a political party in Afghanistan...

Takshashila hosts members of the National Security Council of Afghanistan

Arian Sharifi, Director, Strategic Threat Assessments and Mariam Wardak , Advisor at the National Security Council (NSC) of Afghanistan  interacted with Takshashila scholars and staff. Mr. Sharifi and Mariam are working on countering violent extremism through education and awareness campaigns....

Takshashila co-hosts a talk by Daveed Gartenstein Ross on Afghanistan- After the US withdrawal

The Takshashila Institution and the Bangalore International Centre (BIC) hosted a talk by Daveed Gartenstein Ross, chaired by Anand Arni on Afghanistan- After the US withdrawal. The session opened with Mr Arni looking at the present situation in Afghanistan and...
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