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Saudi Arabia wants to match Iran’s purported influence over India

Takshashila Fellow Rohan Joshi is quoted in the Indian Express on how the latest set of Wikileaks documents show that Saudi Arabia was concerned over Iran’s influence on India and wanted to match the same. Rohan Joshi, US-based Fellow of The...

National interest and international disaster relief efforts

Going beyond altruism, India’s national power will determine its humanitarian assistance abroad. The earthquake that hit Nepal in April is one of the worst natural disasters to affect the Indian sub-continent in the last decade. The motives and norms behind...

Takshashila’s work featured in The Australian

Rowan Callick, The Asia Pacific Editor of The Australian newspaper has written about The Takshashila Institution in his latest article. Callick visited the Takshashila Institution on 28th May, 2015 as a guest of the Australian High Commission. In an article titled...

Book Chapter— Promoting human rights in the Indo-Pacific

Book Chapter: Promoting human rights in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects, drivers and constraints by Nitin Pai and Sushant K Singh in Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: India Amnesty International Netherlands Abstract India can be a partner to governments and organisations seeking...

Nitin Pai speaks on the geo political importance of Myanmar and India at the Maitree Summit 2015

Nitin moderated and spoke at a panel on the geo-political importance of Myanmar and India at the Maitree Summit 2015 organised by the Youth for Foreign Policy. His primary assertion was that that China’s rise has pushed Myanmar to seek...

Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on Putin’s Delhi visit

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on Russian president Vladimir Putin’s meeting in New Delhi on the sidelines of the 13th India-Russia summit. As sanctions bite, Russia cosies up to India Mr Putin’s visit comes “at a time when there...

Pavan Srinath quoted on US-China climate deal

Takshashila’s Pavan Srinath quoted in Scroll in a piece on the US – China climate deal. Why the US-China climate deal has pushed India into a corner “Pavan Srinath, head of policy research at the Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru, pointed out that...

Policy Brief—Reforming ONGC Videsh for India’s Energy Security

Reforming ONGC Videsh for India’s Energy Security Ameya Naik, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution Download the Policy Brief in PDF format (1.0MB) Executive Summary ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) is the overseas arm of ONGC, India’s primary nationalised oil company. OVL...

Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on the rail fare increases

Nitin comments on the increase in rail fares and also mentions why raising fares has to be the first step in railway reforms. India steps back from rail fare increases “This was a miscalculation on behalf of the government, who...

Perspective – India’s nuclear doctrine

It is irresponsible to speculate that India’s nuclear doctrine will be completely overhauled by a political party if it comes to power. It is sensationalist to suggest that India’s no-first-use policy will come under reconsideration. Much furore has been created...
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