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Recent Political Developments in Afghanistan – An Assessment

The Unending Saga of US-Taliban ‘Peace’ Deal On May 23 2020, the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire with effect from May 24, the day when Afghanistan celebrates Eid ul Fitr marking the end of Ramzan. President Ashraf Ghani responded positively...

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...

Policy Brief: Capacity Analysis for Evacuation of Indian Diaspora

Capacity Analysis for Evacuation of Indian Diaspora By Guru Aiyar, Takshashila Fellow Download the brief in PDF format (889KB) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Since 1991, India has been involved in six major evacuations from West Asia alone. Mass evacuations have become a recurrent...

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...

Kabir Taneja quoted in a piece on Saudi Arabian Crown Prince’s India visit

Takshashila Scholar Kabir Taneja quoted in the National. Kabit notes Saudi Arabia’s shift towards India and mentions how the cooperation between the two countries is broadening. Saudi crown prince’s visit underscores India’s regional importance “But as Washington mends relations with...