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Eye on China: Border Scuffles – Taiwan & WHO – SCO & Quad – Rajapaksa’s Praise – Trump’s Threat

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. Boundary Scuffles It’s a bit of a cliche to say that the India-China relationship has strands of cooperation,...

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 global authority of both by eroding their absolute power and...

Consumers should get the benefit of falling oil prices [The Print]

At a time when even deficit hawks are clamouring for an expansive fiscal policy to fight the severe economic consequences of Covid-19, it will be tempting for the government to exploit every opportunity to fund the welfare programmes. When oil...

Use the oil price crash to boost India’s strategic reserves [Hindustan Times]

One area in which India can definitely use the lower oil prices to its advantage is to stock up on the commodity for future use. Like many other countries, India maintains strategic petroleum reserves (SPR), which is an inventory of...

As Chorus of ‘Chinese Virus’ Rings Loudly in India, Is the Stage Set For an Info-Ops Tussle?

This article was originally published on The Wire Users of Indian Twitter, for want of a better term, will not have been able to escape the term ‘Chinese virus’ trending on the platform in the form of different hashtags over...

Look ahead of the current crisis to plan for an economic revival

Even as we grapple with the anxieties and uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, two things are clear. First, its impact on Indian society will be unprecedented. Second, the crisis will pass, leaving us with the task of recovery, reconstruction and...

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 does not have self-sustaining oil production, it is almost entirely...

India’s Approach to the Indian Ocean Region: From Sea Control to Sea Denial

Given the budget constraints, the Indian Navy’s approach should change from sea control to sea denial India’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat announced last month that India will prioritise submarines over its third aircraft carrier. The importance of this announcement...

One thing India can teach the West is this — you can be a liberal and a nationalist

The origin, development, and consequences of the politics of nationalism in western Europe and the United States have led many in the West, and indeed most of the world, to see nationalism as a bad thing. It is not surprising...

Pranay Kotasthane Quoted in Arab News on Trump’s India Visit

Pranay Kotasthane was quoted in an article by Sanjay Kumar in Arab News on 24th Feb 2020 in an article discussing Trump’s India visit. Pranay was quoted as saying: Trump had avoided mentioning prickly issues for the Modi government. But the president’s...
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