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Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc– Securing China: An Assessment of Xi’s Military Reforms

Download the Discussion Slidedoc in PDF Executive Summary China’s President Xi Jinping announced landmark military reforms in late 2015. The reforms aim to convert the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into a world-class force by 2050, that can achieve China’s national...

The PLA Insight: PLA & Tibet; The SCS Standoff; Military Sci-tech; JL-3; Djibouti Base; Smart Weapons Conf; China-Pakistan Naval Exercises, and more

I. The Big Story: PLA and Tibet The PLA has begun its major military exercises in the high-altitude Tibetan plateau bordering India. The Type 15 light battle tanks and the new type 155-MM howitzers are used for the exercises, a report claims. Another report claims that the...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 30: Xi’s Military Reforms; China-Pakistan, and India; Corruption in PLA; PLA Drones; Vertical Launch Missile System; 解放军报, and more

I. The Big Story: Xi’s Military Reforms The Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for efforts to cultivate a new type of military personnel who are competent, professional and possess both integrity and ability. He attended the opening ceremony of...

Takshashila Discussion Document – Jammu & Kashmir: The Way Forward

By the Takshashila Geostrategy Programme Download the Slidedoc in PDF ​Post Article 370 scenario: A worsened security situation in Jammu and Kashmir abetted by Pakistan, exacerbated by the absence of legitimate political channels, a weak economic infrastructure, and an inadequate administrative...

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...

Pranay Kotasthane presents paper on radically networked societies for the SV Raju Festschrift

Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane was on a panel discussing a paper he has co-authored with Nitin Pai at the conference Liberalism  in India — Past, Present and Future, a tribute to S.V. Raju. The paper, titled Liberty & Security in Radically Networked Societies: A Challenge for Every...

The National quotes Takshashila’s Sushant K Singh

The National quotes Takshashila Fellow Sushant K Singh on the twin explosions and fire that sank an Indian submarine in Mumbai. ‘It was a kind of mushroom fireball’ As a relatively old-model submarine, it did not have the escape pods...

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai appears on NDTV’s Left, Right and Centre

Takshashila’s Director, Nitin Pai appears on NDTV’s Left, Right and Centre on the US PRISM surveillance programme and India’s response. Nitin argues that there are few options for India regarding the surveillance and that indignation will not help. Watch it...