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Eye on China: SR Talks – Mi Credit – Tech War – CPEC Stumbles – SL Balances – Power of Serbia – Xinjiang – Record Defaults – GDP Target – Employment

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. This week we cover Wang Yi’s upcoming India visit; Xiaomi launches new credit platform; China’s engagement in South Asia;...

Subcontinent is not ‘India’s own backyard’. Neighbours will continue to pursue foreign policies independently

The Print’s daily roundtable TalkPoint posed a question connected to the new Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s India visit: With strong leaders like Rajapaksa, Hasina, Oli, is India losing dominance in South Asia? My response: Strong leaders or not, these sovereign South Asian...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: Political Developments in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran, Hamsini Hariharan, and Shibani Mehta Download the Assessment in PDF [700 KB] Executive Summary The victory of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in the local bodies’ elections in Sri Lanka in February...

Book Launch: Mission Overseas – Daring Operations by the Indian Military

Takshashila conducted the book launch of Mission Overseas – Daring Operations by the Indian Military by Sushant Singh at Rangasthala, MG Road, Bengaluru. Sushant Singh is an Associate Editor at the Indian Express. Having served for two decades with the...

Nitin Pai quoted in a piece on Narendra Modi’s Sri Lanka visit

The piece looks at what all the Indian Prime Minister will have to discuss in Sri Lanka, outside of China’s influence in the region. “Such assertions of policy neutrality of states in India’s vicinity, where China’s reach had been limited...