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All Things Policy: India and the Future of Space Stations

 In 2031, the International Space Station is due to deorbit and crash into the Pacific Ocean. It will be replaced by the state-operated space stations of Russia and China and as well as commercial space stations operated by US-based...

Takshashila Research Note – Space Stations: Promises & Challenges

[Download the Research Note as a PDF] Executive Summary The next decade is likely to witness the launch and operation of multiple space stations by both states and commercial entities. While some of these stations may fail technologically or commercially,...

All Things Policy: Breathing New Life into India-Russia Relations

 The first-ever Russia-India 2+2 summit took place on the 6th of December, 2021. With 28 agreements signed between the two strategic partners during the meeting, the outlook for the relationship is largely positive. In recent years, Russia’s relationship with...

Technopolitik #14

Read the full edition and subscribe here Antariksh Matters: Will Debris-Swallowing Satellites Eat Space Norms for Breakfast? — Aditya Ramanathan On the morning of 23 October 2021, a Chinese Long March 3b rocket shot into space, putting a satellite into geosynchronous...

All Things Policy: China’s Nuclear Expansion

 The latest Pentagon China Military Power Report highlights the PRC’s development of new nuclear warheads and delivery systems as potential areas of concern. Based on the report’s findings, Aditya Ramanathan and Suyash Desai discuss China’s nuclear strategy and military...

Takshashila Intelligence Estimate – The US & No First Use

Download the Intelligence Estimate as a PDF Executive Summary The United States has initiated its fifth Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). The review is expected to be concluded in early 2022. The administration of Joe Biden is reportedly exploring the possibility...

Technopolitik #12

Read the full edition and subscribe here Siliconpolitik: India and Taiwan Want to Complement Each Other’s Strengths  — Arjun Gargeyas There were reports earlier this month that Indian and Taiwanese officials had met to discuss the possibility of a $7.5...

Technopolitik #11

Read the full edition and subscribe here  Siliconpolitik: Where Do We Go Now? — Pranay Kotasthane I have a follow-up paper for NUS-ISAS discussing the next steps for the Quad Semiconductor Supply Chain initiative. I argue that the Quad Principles Document on Technology...

World is Entering A New Moon Age

Read the full article on Times of India It will require India to do some tough space diplomacy between divergent spacefaring camps On September 7, 2019, India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander crashed in a cloud of lunar dust no human would witness. It...
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