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EXPLORING THE LARGER CANVAS THAT LED TO PULWAMA ATTACK
Dr.Shalini Chawla, Senior Fellow, CAPS
21-Feb-2019:
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his message to India on February 19th, blatantly denied Pakistan’s role in the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel. The attack has generated a lot of grief and anger within India...Read more

THE ASEAN’s RESPONSE TO ROHINGYA CRISIS
Mr Jayesh Khatu, Research Associate, CAPS
15 February 2019:
 The Singapore Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan, in the Singapore parliament recently issued statements explaining why it was not possible for Singapore or the ASEAN to impose a deadline on Myanmar to start the process for repatriation of Rohingyas....Read more

WATER CRISIS ALERT: CHINA’S EXISTING SECURITY THREAT
Ms Ishka Yadav, Research Associate, CAPS
18 Jan 2019:
Satellite data displays rapid glacier disappearance in the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region....Read more

SIX MONTHS AFTER THE SINGAPORE SUMMIT: ‘SANCTIONS AND SETBACKS’ 
Ms. Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow, CAPS
07 January 2019:
In his New Year’s speech, the North Korean leader has expressed his willingness to have a second summit with President Trump. This could usher a new era of hope and prosperity for the prospect of de-nuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,...Read more

THREAT OR USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS: VIOLATION OF THE RIGHT TO LIFE
Ms Sreoshi Sinha, Research Associate, CAPS
02 January 2019:
According to the UN Human Rights Committee's new General Comment No. 36 (2018) on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) on the right to life,...Read more

WEST ASIA AFTER KHASHOGGI’S MURDER: AMPLIFYING THE REGIONAL FISSURES?
Ms Anu Sharma, Research Associate, CAPS
23 December 2018:
West Asia has often been referred to as a region with systematic violations of human rights and international law resulting in an unpredictable and unstable environment at the domestic and regional levels....Read more

WHY AN AIR-LAUNCHED BALLISTIC MISSILE: AN ASSESSMENT
Gp Capt Rohit Kaura, Senior Fellow, CAPS
18 December 2018:
An air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM) is a ballistic missile launched from a bomber and allows the strategic bomber to stand off at long distances from its target, keeping it well outside the interceptor aircraft and anti-aircraft missiles range....Read more

IAF’S MAIDEN FLIGHT TAKES WINGS WITH INDIGENOUS BIO-JET FUEL
Wg Cdr Asheesh Shrivastava, Research Fellow, CAPS
17 December 2018:
 The maiden IAF flight of December 17, 2018 was flown by highly qualified test pilots from the prestigious Aircraft & System Testing Establishment (ASTE), under the supervision of Air Officer Commanding, Chandigarh....Read more

JAPAN-RUSSIA TERRITORIAL DISPUTE: PEACE TREATY POSSIBLE?
Ms. Anushree Dutta, Research Associate, CAPS
06 November 2018:
For more than 70 years, Russia and Japan have been locked over disputed islands — Kunashiri, Etorofu and Shikotan, and the Habomai islet group....Read more

STRENGTHENING OF INDIA- UZBEKISTAN RELATIONS
Dr. Poonam Mann, Associate Fellow, CAPS
30 October 2018:
 Uzbekistan is keen to expand its cooperation with India in as many areas as possible . “It sees India as one of its key partner not only in Asia but globally as well”...Read more

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