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Takshashila hosts experts meeting to launch Global No First Use project

The Takshashila Institution launched its Global No First Use (GNFU) project, with a meeting of experts from around the world in Bengaluru on November 2 and 3, 2019. “Nuclear weapons won’t go away.  We are discussing the credibility of the...

Aditya Ramanathan in an India Ahead News Panel Discussion on Nuclear No First Use

Aditya Ramanathan, researcher at The Takshashila Institution, was part of a panel on India Ahead News on 17 August 2019. The panel discussed defence minister Rajnath Singh’s comments on India’s nuclear no first use (NFU) policy. Sana Khan hosted the...

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...

Conversations at Takshashila: Avoiding a Nuclear Catastrophe

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential hopeful and Senate Armed Services Committee member, offered a bill — “The No First Use Act” — to establish in law that it is the policy...

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...

Discussion Document: The India—Pakistan conflict escalation framework

The India—Pakistan conflict escalation framework Pranay Kotasthane, Pavan Srinath, Nitin Pai and Varun Ramachandra, The Takshashila Institution Download the discussion document in PDF format (339KB) Executive Summary The India—Pakistan conflict has variously been described as an ‘enduring rivalry’ or a...