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HawksEye (4) - Hypersonic Missiles [Dr Manpreet Sethi]
Date: 05 March 2021

Inaugural and Session 1 - 12th Jumbo Majumdar Conference Webinar (The Increasing Salience of Air Power)
Date: 09 February 2021

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Ep 04 - Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020
2020 - The Year in which the "World Stood Still" due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Is it really true? A review of the global Security dynamics by the experts from Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi, says otherwise. Let us listen to the voices of the experts...


CAPS - IN FOCUS

Revisiting the Three Communiques: The ‘Taiwan’ question in U.S.-China relations 
Ms. Rushali Saha, Research Associate, CAPS
03 February 2021:
February 28, 2021 marked 48 years of the first Sino-U.S. Joint Communique’s, also known as Shanghai Communique, existence. The 1972 agreement, symbolised in the famous Nixon-Mao handshake, signalled the end of 23 years of diplomatic estrangement between Washington and Beijing...Read More

Plausible Reset in Turkish-Israeli Relations
Ms. Anu Sharma, Associate Fellow, CAPS
27 January, 2021:
Another challenge to this emerging rapprochement between Israel and Turkey can be Ankara’s support to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, Israel’s archenemies in the region. In such a scenario, it becomes difficult for both Israel and Turkey to find a common, mutual ground for convergence. With the deep disagreements between both the nations related to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Ankara’s support for political Islam, re-forming the erstwhile bilateral camaraderie is likely to become difficult for both the nations...Read More

The Political Crisis in Nepal and China's Policy of Non-Interference
Mr. Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury, Research Associate, CAPS
08 January 2021:
With healthy relations between the Nepalese Communist Party (NCP) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and the political situation slowly deteriorating in Nepal, China’s ambassador in Kathmandu, Hou Yanqi, was working overtime meeting the leaders of the feuding political factions to “keep the flock of warring Communist leaders together,” and prevent a split in the NCP, a move that would undoubtedly be detrimental to Beijing’s strategic interests and the BRI projects in the country...Read more

China’s growing Military-Civilian Synergy in the Indian Ocean Region
Mr. Rohan Khattar Singh, Research Associate, CAPS
24 December 2020:
China has begun utilizing its merchant and fishing ships for its strategic objectives. The rising military-civil synergy has allowed Chinese civil vessels to dock at various MSR docks and ports while undertaking economic activities of fishing and transportation of resources. Chinese fishing trawlers have rammed and sunk Vietnamese, Philippine, Indonesian and Japanese ships , creating serious concern for the IOR littorals with small or non-existent navies...Read more

Effect of COVID-19 on Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Digital Spaces
Dr. Kriti Singh, Assistant Professor, Sharda University
18 December 2020:
A major threat to the well-being of populations worldwide has been created by COVID-19 deadly virus in the form of the rise of online violent extremism, which escalated during lockdowns. It is evident that the terrorist and extremist groups are taking advantage of this global pandemic to destabilise the political structures and peace and harmony in society...Read more
 

Reviving the Trilateral: Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Sri Lanka, and Maldives
Mr. Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury, Research Associate, CAPS
14 December 2020:
The revival of this trilateral comes at a pertinent time of increasing activity in the Indian Ocean and signals New Delhi’s proactive approach to strengthen cooperation with its partners and ensure peace and stability in the region...Read more

Deepening India-U.S. Partnership: Implications for South Asia
Ms. Rushali Saha, Research Associate, CAPS
10 December 2020:
The positive upswing in India-U.S. relations has paralleled a steep downfall in India-China relations—reaching its nadir following Beijing’s unprovoked aggression in Ladakh.  United States has come out vocally in support of India against China....Read more

Nuclear Power in Japan's New Goals to Combat Climate Change
Ms. Zoya Akhter, Research Associate, CAPS
07 December 2020:
 Having once been the third largest user of nuclear power in the world, the Fukushima accident in 2011 saw a major decline in Japan's civil nuclear programme. The accident resulted in the country shutting down all its nuclear reactors until more stringent safety clearances were authorised....Read more

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