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All Things Policy: Could Spies Avert the Next Pandemic?

As threats from disease outbreaks and ecological disasters grow, should intelligence agencies be tasked with tracking them? What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of such a move? Takshashila’s director Nitin Pai joins distinguished fellow and former Special Secretary in...

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...

Prediction Markets as a Tool for Intelligence Analysis

The raison d’être for intelligence analysis is being able to predict near-future events with reasonable accuracy. Based on the little that I have read, there is no mechanism that seeks to improve Indian intelligence analysts’ accuracy over time. This leads to what...

In its sixth decade, R&AW needs to look at the world outside terrorism

In this, its sixth decade of existence, the task for the leadership is to look at a world outside terrorism and to take stock of new and emerging threats. Already, its counterparts in other parts of the world have begun...

Takshashila launches the Intelligence Reform Project

The Takshashila Institution has launched an Intelligence Reform Project today. Anand Arni, Distinguished Fellow at Takshashila, will head this policy research project as its director. Mr Arni, a career intelligence officer, retired as Special Secretary in the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW),...

Anand Arni Joins Takshashila Institution

The Takshashila Institution is happy to announce that Mr. Anand Arni will be joining our office as a Distinguished Fellow of the Geostrategy Programme. Mr Arni has previously served as a Councillor of Takshashila Institution. Anand Arni is a former...

Takshashila hosts R&AW’s former head, Mr. Vikram Sood

Mr Vikram Sood, former head of India’s foreign intelligence agency, the R&AW visited Takshashila on 12th February 2016. Mr Sood has served in the Indian Postal service and is currently an advisor to the Observer Research Foundation.The discussion revolved around...