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All Things Policy: The Death of a Scientist and the Future of Iran’s Nuclear Programme

The killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has dimmed prospects for a renewed nuclear deal with Iran. Will US President-elect Joe Biden be able to resume talks? And how will the killing affect India’s relationship with Iran? Manoj Kewalramani...

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 the subcontinent. This outbreak is likely to slow down Pakistan’s...

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...

Pranay Kotasthane Quoted in Arab News on US-Iran Tensions

Pranay Kotasthane was quoted in an article in Arab News on 07 January 2020 in an article discussing the impact of US-Iran tensions on India. Pranay was quoted as saying: It would not be easy for India to maintain non-adversarial ties with...

Eye on China: Xi’s Economic Vision – AI & Social Credit – Pharma Opportunity – Beijing’s HK Stance

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. This week we cover changes in China’s economic policies, the World AI Conference in Shanghai, the visits of Rodrigo...

Sumitha Kutty in a Bloomberg TV discussion on Iran

Takshashila Scholar (August 2014-March 2015) Sumitha Narayanan Kutty spoke to Bloomberg’s Angie Lau on “First Up” regarding the possible deal in the Iran nuclear talks and what it will mean for the country. Earlier at Takshashila, Sumitha had worked on...

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...

Discussion Document – A Survey of India’s Energy Prospects 
in the Middle East Region

A Survey of India’s Energy Prospects in the Middle East Region Kabir Taneja, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution Download the Discussion Document in PDF format (1.0MB) Executive Summary Oil and natural gas are expected to remain India’s main source of...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment – Risks to India’s national security from tensions along the Iran-Pakistan border

Risks to India’s national security from tensions along the Iran-Pakistan border Sumitha Narayanan Kutty and Pranay Kotasthane, The Takshashila Institution Download the Takshashila Strategic Assessment in PDF format (0.3MB) Key Judgements Border confrontations between Iran and Pakistan have risen sharply...