Takshashila’s first discussion document

Allow greater foreign direct investment in the defence industry

Takshashila’s policy research programme has its first output—Sushant K Singh, Fellow for Defence Policy at Takshashila and an editor of Pragati has written a discussion document calling for raising or removing the caps on foreign equity in India’s defence industry.

Get the paper here.

You are welcome to discuss it in the comments section.

Pragati February 2010: The Mumbai Project

Almost three years ago, the Percy Mistry Committee report recommended that India develop Mumbai into an international financial centre. Like other plans to modernise the city’s infrastructure and public services, the Mistry Committee’s recommendations were substantially unimplemented.

This month, we argue that it is time for the Indian government to revisit the Mumbai project. It is also time for India to embrace an entirely new urbanisation paradigm.

Another highlight of this issue: Shashi Tharoor defends India’s continued engagement with the United Nations. On that topic, don’t miss the infographic on India’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations elsewhere in the issue.

We also cover topics in naval strategy; the importance of defence economics in planning and budgeting; intelligence relations between the CIA & ISI and the conflict in Balochistan. There’s a lot more.

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