Manoj Kewalramani

Chairperson, Indo-Pacific Research Programme and Head, China Studies Programme, Takshashila Institution 

Manoj Kewalramani heads the China Studies Programme and is the Chairperson of the Indo-Pacific Research Programme at the Takshashila Institution, a leading Indian public policy think tank. Manoj’s research covers Chinese politics, foreign policy and approaches to new technologies. He curates a weekly brief, Eye on China, which tracks developments in China from an Indian perspective. He is also the author of the recently released book Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance, which discusses China’s political, diplomatic and narrative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Takshashila, Manoj spent over a decade working as a journalist in India and China, where he helped set up digital newsrooms and train young journalists.