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All Things Policy: Military Revolutions: Past, Present, and Future

Recent Pentagon reports indicate that China is quickly leveling the scales against the US by building up its military. New frontiers in military technology are constantly being pushed, from hypersonic missiles to satellite-based systems. Aditya Ramanathan and Anirudh Kanisetti take...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — China’s Maritime Coercion Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Download the Discussion SlideDoc in PDF Executive Summary This document assesses the recent escalation of coercive activities by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the South China Sea (SCS) amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are six...

The PLA Insight: Issue 44: PLA in the Philippines; US-China Tensions; Gwadar: No More a Pearl; PLA Exercises in Tibet & India; Rocket Force, and more

I. The Big Story: PLA Members in the Philippines? On March 4, 2020, Filipino Senator Panfilo Lacson expressed concerns about the growing number of Chinese military personnel in the Philippines. He said that a good number of 2000 to 3000 PLA personnel are in...

The Takshashila Insight: Issue no 33: Sino-Japanese Tensions; Military Network; Carrier-Borne Squadrons; Mystery Missile Launcher; PLA Promotions; Chinese Military Innovation in AI Revolution; 解放军报; 3rd National War Game Simulation, and more

I. The Big Story: Sino-Japanese Tensions There have been attempts to stabilise Sino-Japanese relations since 2018. However, it has not succeeded. The Chinese maritime incursions in and around the Japanese held islands in the East China Sea have soared dramatically this year. According...

4 Lessons for India From China’s October 2019 Military Parade

With the People’s Republic of China (PRC) marking its 70th founding anniversary on October 1, the grand military parade at Tiananmen Square was the highlight of the celebrations. It showcased China’s newer arms, ammunition, and technology. Over 15,000 personnel, 160...

Eye on China: Sun’s Message – Space Competition – Defence Paper – Reforms & Defaults – Innovation Gain

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week we cover the new defence white paper; new Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong’s agenda; Xi’s reform meeting; Li Peng dies; Bank of Jinzhou’s financial...

Takshashila Discussion Document — Deriving India’s Strategies for a New World Order

By Anirudh Kanisetti, Anupam Manur, and Pranay Kotasthane Download the Discussion Document in PDF [1.8 MB] Executive Summary “The New World Order” is a phrase often used but rarely understood. This discussion document proposes an analytical framework to decode what...

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...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — Assessing China’s Engagement in the Indian Subcontinent

By Anirudh Kanisetti, Hamsini Hariharan, and Manoj Kewalramani Download the Discussion Slidedoc in PDF [1.4 MB] This Slidedoc presents a strategic framework that provides insights into China’s behaviour and highlights various alternative policies that China may consider for engagement in...

Workshop on Geospatial Imagery Analysis

Takshashila hosted Col.Vinayak Bhat (retd.) for a workshop on geospatial imagery analysis on the 15 January 2018. The workshop involved an extensive discussion of satellites, equipment and limitations, in addition to analysis techniques and examples ranging from the Yemeni Civil War to the...
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