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CAPS - IN FOCUS

INDIAN AIR DOMINANCE TO ACHIEVE MARITIME SECURITY IN THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION
Ms Pooja Bhatt, Research Associate, CAPS
23 May 2018:
 The Indian Ocean has an important role to play for the region’s overall peace and prosperity and as a ‘road of development in the 21st century....Read more

CAATSA DEFENCE SANCTION ON RUSSIA BY THE US: THE NEED FOR ‘EXCEPTIONALISM’ TO INDIA
Dr. Chandra Rekha
17 May 2018:
 The impact of US-Russia rivalry is mainly felt by their respective allies, and India being a common ally of both, sanctions is said to put India in a fix....Read more

UNDERSTANDING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JCPOA DECISION & POTENTIAL LOSSES TO THE US
Ms Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow, CAPS
16 May 2018:
President Trump announced his final decision on the landmark Iran deal after 841 days  of the implementation; a deal that was hailed as a non-proliferation promise by majority of nuclear experts....Read more

FAKE NEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA NEXUS: A NEW CHALLENGE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
Ms Kriti Singh, Assistant Professor, GD Goenka University
15 May 2018:
 The relationship between fake news and social media is emerging as one of the fresh challenges for national security....Read more

JAPANESE RESERVATIONS ON A POSSIBLE US - NORTH KOREA  RAPPROCHEMENT  – UNFOUNDED AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE 
Ms Anushree Dutta, Research Associate, CAPS
30 April 2018:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has announced that "under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests,...Read more

CHINA IN MALDIVES: INDIA’S OPTIONS
Ms Bhavna Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS
13 March 2018:
 
The extension of political emergency in Maldives resulting from the arrest of two judges and a former president by President Abdulla Yameen indicates how deeply this island nation...Read more

POST MALDIVES: CHINA STARTS DRAWING ITS POUND OF FLESH
Gp Capt Ashok K Chordia (Retd.)
05 March 2018:
 Early last month, a decision of the Maldivian Supreme Court led to a confrontation between President Yameen on one side, and the Judiciary, the Police and the opposition parties on the other....Read more

INDIA IN THE NATIONAL DEFENCE STRATEGY
Ms Pooja Bhatt, Research Associate, CAPS
13 February 2018:
Early in January 2018, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis released the 11 page National Defence Strategy (NDS) which follows the National Security Strategy (NSS) of the Trump Administration released last month....Read more

CHINA’S ARCTIC POLICY: ASSERTING LEADERSHIP ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Dr Puyam Rakesh Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS
31 January 2018:
 The white paper on ‘China’s Arctic Policy’ reiterates construction of this blue economic passage termed “Polar Silk Road”....Read more

INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE: MAKING INDIA SHINE
Dr Pamreihor Khashimwo, Research Associate, CAPS
19 January 2018:
 The Alliance will help in attaining the overall goal of increasing solar energy deployment for achieving energy access and speeding up economic growth of individual member countries....Read more

ELIMINATING CONTROL SURFACES: A NEW BENCHMARK IN AIRCRAFT DESIGN!
Gp Capt TH Anand Rao, Senior Fellow, CAPS
10 January 2018: 
The proliferation of drones for military and common use and revolution in drone technology has set the agenda in aviation industry. The next decade will see many innovative concepts like swarm UAVs and miniature drones...Read more

CASA-1000 CONSTRUCTION: A STEP TOWARDS AFGHANISTAN’S DEVELOPMENT  
Ms Swati Sinha, Research Associate, CAPS
05 January 2018:
 In the previous one decade and more, India has made significant project-based investments in Afghanistan, and New Delhi is one of the largest contributors in Afghan efforts towards stability and prosperity....Read more

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