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Takshashila Discussion Document – A Military Resource Allocation Framework

Download the Discussion Document in PDF This discussion document proposes a Military Resource Allocation Framework 1.0 (M-RAF 1.0) for the Indian Military. The M-RAF (1.0) is a derivative of the Proposed Theatre Command Model that could serve as a decision...

Takshashila Discussion Document – A Human Capital Investment Model for India’s National Security System

Download the Discussion Document in PDF India’s burgeoning defence pensions expenditure is unsustainable and begs immediate action. Starting with the Kargil Review Committee, many solutions have been mooted over the last two decades to address this problem but none of...

Takshashila Research Publication: Shaping the Military Instrument

By Lt Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon An edited version of this essay appeared first in the India Foundation Journal Vol. VII Issue No. 4, July-August, 2019 Download the Essay in PDF Unity in diversity provides utmost strength for India’s national...

Takshashila Discussion Document: Nuclear First Use – A Critique

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Six out of the eight nuclear weapons states have not ruled out first use of nuclear weapons. This document examines why states choose first use policies and the challenges involved in maintaining such a...

Takshashila Conducts the Second Workshop for GCSS2

The Takshashila Institution conducted the second contact workshop for the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies (GCSS) programme from 10 to 12 August 2018 at Discovery Village, Nandi Hills. The workshop comprised three days of intense experiential learning delivered through Exercise...

Takshashila Conducts the First Workshop of GCSS2

The second edition of Takshashila’s Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies conducted its workshop from 06 to 08 July 2018, at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. The workshop comprised three days of intensive experiential learning delivered through lectures by programme...

Book Launch: The Strategy Trap by Lt Gen Prakash Menon

Takshashila conducted the book launch of Lt Gen Prakash Menon’s The Strategy Trap: India And Pakistan Under The Nuclear Shadow at their offices on 24 June 2018, 6 pm. The Strategy Trap is a thoughtful book that looks at the nature of...

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

Takshashila conducted the second contact workshop of the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies (GCSS) from 20 to 22 April 2018, at Discovery Village, Nandi Hills. The workshop comprised three days of intense experiential learning delivered through Exercise Amrut, Takshashila’s crisis simulation game. Designed...

Book Launch: Our Time Has Come by Alyssa Ayres

Takshashila conducted the book launch of Alyssa Ayres’ Our Time Has Come – How India is Making its Place in the World on 21 March 2018, at Communiti, Bangalore. About the Book A rising India wants a seat at the...

The Cogitatum

Takshashila successfully concluded the first Cogitatum in September with the discussants being awarded certificates for their participation. Cogitatum is an four-week online discussion on a specific policy issue that is in the news cycle. The first Cogitatum comprised four online...