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January - April 2015

IN FOCUS: JANUARY 2015

SRI LANKA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2015: AN OVERVIEW

Kriti Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS

31 JAN 2015: The astounding victory of the Maithripala Sirisena has not only stunned Rajapaksa, but also the international community. Political discourses are brimming ....read more

THE EMERGING PROMINENCE OF CHINA IN OUTER SPACE
Wg Cdr PA Patil, Research Fellow, CAPS

30 JAN 2015: China became the third nation in the world after United States and Russia to independently launch a manned spacecraft ‘Shenzhou-5’ aboard a Long March series of rocket on October 15, 2003...read more

RUSSIA UKRAINE CRISIS: THE CHINESE COOPERATION DILEMMA
Gp Capt M Bandopadhyay, Senior Fellow, CAPS

29 JAN 2015: The issue of the Russian spat with the West over Ukraine is not necessarily limited to the three entities so named. The other player it may have affected is China...read more

STRENGTHENING CHINA’S AIR DEFENCE CAPABILITY: S-400 SAM SYSTEM
Arjun Subramanian P, Associate Fellow, CAPS

28 JAN 2015:
Recent media reports state that China has finally signed the 3 billion dollar contract with Russia for the supply of S-400 Triumf Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system...read more

J-15 AND CATOBAR: POINTER TO CHINA'S NAVAL AMBITION
Arjun Subramanian P, Associate Fellow, CAPS

19 JAN 2015: Recently, the online media was abuzz with reports on an image of a new variant of J-15 fighter, alleged to be the re-engineered version of Su-33...read more

STEALTH FIGHTER: CHALLENGES FOR INDIAN AIR FORCE
Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal (Retd), Senior Fellow, CAPS

16 JAN 2015: In November 2014 China showcased its new stealth fighter, J-31, at the Zhuhai air show in Guangdong province....read more

HOW GLOBAL IS THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR?
Ankit Kumar, Research Associate , CAPS
    
15 JAN 2015:
The United States government led by President George W. Bush and his advisors launched the global war on terror (GWOT) campaign after....read more

CHINA’S EXTENDED TIES WITH NEPAL
Sana Hashmi, Associate Fellow, CAPS

15 JAN 2015: The year 2014 ended on a positive note for Chinese diplomacy. Foreign minister of the Peoples Republic of China, Wang Yi ...read more

MAKE IN INDIA: A NEW HOPE FOR INDIA’S AVIATION INDUSTRY
Gp. Capt. Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow, CAPS

13 JAN 2015: Aviation in India in the modern era commenced within a decade of the first flight by the Wright brothers’ Flyer-1 at Kitty Hawk ...read more

TARGET INC RULING: AN INFLECTION POINT FOR CYBER VIGILANCE
Wg Cdr Ashish Gupta, Research Fellow, CAPS

08 Jan 2015: The financial institutions and banking industry stand at the cusp of changes that are transforming the way they function in cyber space...(read more)

BLOCKING 32 WEBSITES IN INDIA - RATIONALISING THE BIGGER PICTURE
E. Dilipraj, Research Associate, CAPS

08 JAN 2015: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology recently ordered temporary take down of 32 websites in India...(read more)

PROSPECTS FOR INDIAN SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Gp. Capt. Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow, CAPS

07 JAN 2015: ISRO has notable achievements to its credit in 2014. These include the Mars orbiter Mission (MOM) and the successful tests of the indigenous cryogenic engine and...(read more)

THE 15TH INDO - RUSSIA ANNUAL SUMMIT: UNINFLUENCED BY NAY-SAYERS
Chandra Rekha, Research Associate, CAPS

02 JAN 2015: The denouement of the 15th annual summit between India and Russia once again reflected the credence and synergy between the two time-tested strategic partners...(read more)

IN FOCUS : FEBRUARY 2015

GEMALTO SIM CARD HEIST - HOW VULNERABLE ARE THE INDIAN MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIBERS?                                      E. Dilipraj, Associate Fellow , CAPS

27 FEB 2015: Edward Snowden, the whistleblower, has once again shocked the cyber community with his recent revelations about the heist of encryption keys belonging to Gemalto, a digital security company...read more

ELECTROMAGNETIC RAILGUN: FROM FICTION TO REALITY                                              Wg Cdr PA Patil, Research Fellow , CAPS

26 FEB 2015: The Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun, developed by the United States Office of Naval Research (ONR) with BAE Systems, was recently put on display to the public for the first time...read more

NAVAL SHIPBORNE UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM                                                                   Captain HPS Sodhi, Senior Fellow , CAPS25 FEB 2015: Indian Navy has recently made a ‘Request For Information’ (RFI)  to global vendors for procurement of 50 Naval Ship borne Unmanned Aerial System...read more

PROMOTING NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT THROUGH THE $ 1 TRILLION NUCLEAR BUDGET
Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow , CAPS
   
24 FEB 2015:
President Obama’s proposal for a trillion-dollar refurbishment of the country's nuclear arsenal has greatly upset the disarmament supporters...read more

PAID NEWS: A CURSE ON NEWS JOURNALISM
Kriti Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS

21 FEB 2015
:
The concept of “paid news” is not new to the media or society. The ailment has been quite long-standing, complicated and deep-seated in the prevailing structure...read more

CHALLENGES FOR XINJIANG: POST U.S.-NATO DRAWDOWN FROM AFGHANISTAN
Uday Deshwal, Research Associate, CAPS
   
20 FEB 2015:
The past few days have seen various conflicting reports in the global media about the purported increase in the presence of the Islamic State in Afghanistan...read more

THE PERIL OF CHINA’S RENEWED DRIVE TO URBANIZE TIBET
Tseyang Lhamo, Research Associate, CAPS
   
18 FEB 2015:
The announcement was made on China’s decision to increase the permanent urban population of Tibet by 30% in next...read more

DIGITAL TERRORISM:  CHOREOGRAPHING THE TERROR
Kriti Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS

16 FEB 2014:
With the boom of Internet users in the 21st century, one of the alarming trends is the emergence of 'digital terrorism.'...read more

CHINA UNVEILS NEW SUPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE

Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal (Retd), Senior Fellow, CAPS

10 Feb 2015: Among the many missiles displayed at the Zhuhai air show in November 2014, China unveiled its new supersonic cruise missile, Chaoxun-1 (CX-1), for the first time...read more

AGNI V: INCREMENTAL CAPABILITY ADDITION

Arjun Subramanian P, Associate Fellow, CAPS

10 Feb 2015: The recent successful test firing of the canisterised Agni V was a significant milestone in India’s long range nuclear strike capability...read more

DE-DOLLARISATION, DE-OFFSHORISATION AND DIVERSIFICATION - THE 3Ds OF RUSSIA'S ECONOMIC REVIVAL PROGRAMMES

Chandra Rekha, Research Associate , CAPS

09 Feb 2015: The contemporary international milieu has put to test Russia’s economic endurance. Uncompromising sanctions by the West are putting pressure on Moscow to disengage itself from Ukraine...read more

GEO-POLITICS, GEO-ECONOMIS & AEROSPACE POWER: THE NEW FORM LINES CHANGING THE FACE OF INDIA'S AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

Wg Cdr Kiran Krishnan Nair, Research Fellow , CAPS

09 Feb 2015: The terms geopolitics, geoeconomics and aerospace Power are extraordinarily important, as also wide in their significance and impact for national growth at present and in the future...read more

OIL POLITICS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR INDIA
Wg Cdr RK Narang, Research Fellow , CAPS

09 Feb 2015: The rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has received more attention than any other event in the last one year or so...read more

SOUTH KOREA’S LONG RANGE MISSILE CAPABILITY: ITS IMPLICATIONS                   Debalina Ghoshal, Associate Fellow, CAPS

09 Feb 2015: In April 2014,reports confirmed that South Korea has test-fired a 500kms range ballistic missile...read more

JAPAN'S PERMANENT SDF DEPLOYMENT LAW: A GAME CHANGER?                                 Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, CAPS     

03 Feb 2015: The ISIS hostage crisis of two Japanese citizens (and apparent death of both) has given new thrust to ShinzoAbe’s agenda of bolstering the security capabilities of Japan...read more

IN FOCUS: MARCH 2015

HYBRID WARFARE: RE-INNOVATING THE CONCEPT                                                                    E. Dilipraj, Associate Fellow, CAPS  

31 MAR 2015: The Ukraine crisis since late 2013 has once again given way for a new block politics between the West and Russia....read more

CHINESE MATERNITY TOURISM IN THE US THREAT TO US SECURITY THROUGH MIGRANT POPULATION IMBALANCE
Shaheli Das, Research Associate, CAPS
                  
30 MAR 2015:
The flourishing business of ‘maternity tourism’ is a new found issue of contention between China and the USA. The recent episode of raids...read more

ROSS ULBRICHT CONVICTION: END OF THE 'SILK ROAD' OR A NEW BEGINNING?   Gp. Capt. Ashish Gupta, Research Fellow, CAPS

18 MAR 2015: Silk Road was one such online black market for selling illegal drugs. Operated by Ross William Ulbricht with the pseudonym "Dread Pirate Roberts"...read more

OPTIMISING MISSILE DEFENCE ARCHITECTURE: DISTRIBUTED WEIGHTED ENGAGEMENT SCHEME (DWES) IN AEGIS SEA BASED BMD SYSTEM
Arjun Subramanian P, Associate Fellow , CAPS
                 
18 MAR 2015: 
Defence against ballistic missiles is still a technologically complex task despite numerous advancements in radar and interceptor technology...read more

CHINA'S CROWN JEWEL OR ACHILLES HEEL: THE TALE OF HONG KONG                  Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, CAPS     

10 MAR 2015: On March 8, 2015 China’s third most powerful man and Chief of Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) , Zhang Dejiang, reiterated that China will uphold its August 31, 2014 decision...read more

THROUGH THE LENS OF NEW MEDIA
Kriti Singh, Associate Fellow , CAPS

10 MAR 2015:
New Media can broadly be understood to include the use of new communication technologies for old or new purpose....read more

CHINA'S ECONOMIC AMBITIONS IN ASIA-PACIFIC                                                                           Swati Arun, Associate Fellow, CAPS      

04 MAR 2015: In the last year China came up with several new economic and foreign policy initiatives. In the APEC meet of 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping applauded...read more

INDIAN AEROSPACE INDUSTRY AND PROGRESSIVE TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENT
Gp.Capt. Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow, CAPS
      
03 MAR 2015:
India’s aircraft industry has been in operation since December 1940 when Hindustan Aircraft Ltd. (HAL) was...read more

XI JINPING’S ‘FOUR COMPREHENSIVES’
Sana Hashmi, Associate Fellow, CAPS
   
02 MAR 2015:
China’s President Xi Jinping came to power in March 2013 and since then he has been regarded as a strong leader....read more

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE WEB OF SOCIAL ENGINEERING
Kriti Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS

01 MAR 2015: 
  The existence of social engineering or social manipulation is as old as the history of communication...read more

TAKING LANKA ALONG ON INDIA’S N-JOURNEY
Dr. Sitakanta Mishra, Research Fellow, CAPS
   
01 MAR 2015: 
  The recently concluded India-Sri Lanka agreement on cooperation on peaceful uses of nuclear energy was long-overdue...read more

CHINA ACTS WEST
Shaheli Das, Research Associate, CAPS
   
01 MAR 2015:
  The Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi had recently paid an official visit to three Asian countries, namely Pakistan, United Arab (UAE) and Iran....read more

OPENING STILWELL ROAD: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Col GS Puyam, Research Fellow , CAPS

01 MAR 2015:
The  Stilwell Road also known as Ledo road, connects Assam  to  Kunming, capital of  Yunnan Province, China through northern Myanmar....read more

IN FOCUS: APRIL 2015

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION FROM SPACE
Gp Capt PA Patil, Research Fellow, CAPS

30 April 2015: China is considering the concept of placing solar panels spanning an area equivalent to a small town aboard...read more

CHINA’S OIL BARGAIN IN THE US – CHINA COMPETITION?
Trivun Sharma, Research Intern, CAPS

30 April 2015: There is no denying that the competition for strategic superiority between Washington and Beijing is growing stronger day by day....read more

NO RESPITE IN MYANMAR’S ETHNIC CONFLICTS
Col GS Puyam, Senior Fellow, CAPS

26 APR 2015: The elusive peace is unlikely to return soon in Myanmar as the latest Myanmar government report of  19 April 2015...read more

SIGNIFICANCE OF MODI’S FORTHCOMING VISIT TO CHINA
Shaheli Das, Research Associate, CAPS
 
23 Apr 2015:
The dynamism of the Sino-Indian relationship maybe defined as an ambivalent mixture of mutual rivalry for the quest ...read more

MANIPULATION OF WIKIPEDIA FOR SELLING FALSE DREAMS: PROMOTIONAL TACTICS OF AN UNSCRUPULOUS BUSINESS SCHOOL
Gp Capt Ashish Gupta, Research Fellow, CAPS 

22 Apr 2015: The power of Internet is being leveraged by a number of unscrupulous actors to spread misinformation and distortions with malafide intentions....read more

INDIA'S AEROSPACE: REFORMS AND INITIATIVES TO INDUCE TAKE-OFF 
Temjenmeren Ao, Research Associate, CAPS 

21 Apr 2015: The Aero India 2015 that concluded in February did make headlines and many commentators called it both a major success and many differed calling it more of an event whose main attraction was the Prime Minister and his ‘Make in India’ initiative....read more

CHINA BAILING OUT RUSSIA: SIGN OF ROLE REVERSAL?   
Chandra Rekha, Associate Fellow, CAPS 

15 Apr 2015: Given the current geopolitical situation i.e. the Western sanctions and efforts to politically isolate Russia on one hand and arrest China's growing territorial ambitions on the other, has only pushed both Moscow and Beijing into each other's arms...read more

THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR IMBROGLIO: 'FAR FROM FINISHED'                                                                   Dr Sitakanta Mishra, Research Fellow, CAPS 

12 Apr 2015: The Iran-P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, if culminates in a final agreement on 30 June, would set a precedent as the positive outcome of multilateral sanctions imposed on alleged nuclear weapons programme...read more

Y-20 HEAVY LIFT TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT: CHINA'S STRATEGIC BOOST                                      Gp. Capt. Ravinder Singh Chhatwal, Senior Fellow, CAPS 

02 Apr 2015: Amongst the numerous wares displayed at the Zhuhai Air Show, in November 2014, there was China’s first strategic heavy lift transport aircraft, the Y-20. Designed and built by Xian Aircraft Corporation...read more

A STEP CLOSER TO OPERATIONALISING IRNSS                                                                                               Gp. Capt. Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow, CAPS 

01 Apr 2015: Since the advent of the space age in the 1950s and 1960s mankind has progressively found an ever increasing range of practical applications of space technology and space assets...read more

May - August 2015

IN FOCUS: MAY 2015

COUNTER-ELECTRONICS HIGH-POWERED MICROWAVE ADVANCED MISSILE PROJECT

Gp Capt PA Patil, Senior Fellow, CAPS
 
29 May 2015:
The United States showcased more than 60 innovations and engineering feats of advanced weapon systems...read more

NEW MEDIA- MILITARY RELATIONSHIP: OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES
Kriti Singh, Associate Fellow , CAPS

24 May 2015: New media includes all those platforms that empower a broad range of actors (individuals through nation-states)...read more

NEW RE-ALIGNMENT IN ASIA: UNEASE IN THE US ADMINISTRATION?
Dr Temjenmeren Ao, Research Associate, CAPS
 
22 May 2015:
The recent visit of US Secretary of State, John Kerry to Beijing coincided with the Indian Prime Minister’s state visit to China....read more

TOWARDS SELF SUFFICIENCY IN MILITARY EQUIPMENT
Gp.Capt. Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow , CAPS
 
11 May 2015:
India’s military forces have been equipped primarily with imported equipment even after India gained independence...read more

CHINA'S WHITE PAPER ON TIBET: AN OVERVIEW
Tseyang Lhamo, Research Associate, CAPS

05 May 2015: On April 15, 2015, the Information Office of China’s State Council released a new white paper on Tibet titled, “Tibet’s Path of Development is Driven by...read more

ELECTRO MAGNETIC AIRCRAFT LAUNCH SYSTEM
Captain HPS Sodhi, senior Fellow, CAPS

05 May 2015: Keeping abreast of the latest technologies in the field of maritime warfare has become inescapable for any Navy of the world. Indian Navy too...read more

IN FOCUS: JUNE  2015

UNITED NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT OF SOUTH WEST ASIA (UNLFW) :
SECURITY CONCERN

Col G S Puyam, Senior Fellow , CAPS
 
29 June 2015:
Nine insurgent groups of North East India have come together to form a  new unified militant outfit known ...read more

CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR AND ITS GEOPOLITICAL IMPLICATIONS
Shreya Talwar, Research Intern, CAPS                  

22 June 2015: The China-Pakistan economic corridor is a significant bilateral agreement which has the potential to reconfigure...read more  

UNDERSTANDING Azm: THE TALIBAN'S 2015 SPRING OFFENSIVE
Nandita Palrecha, Research Intern, CAPS

18 June 2015: The year 2015 has heralded the ‘Transformation Decade’ (2015-2024) in Afghanistan, with the hope that emphasis on the enablement of security...read more

UNMANNED HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT
Azeem Singh Kahlon, Research Intern CAPS
    
18 June 2015:
Hypersonic weapons and aircraft strike targets very quickly, thus increasing the probability of hitting value targets....read more

WILL A NUCLEAR INSURANCE POOL SUFFICE TO TAME INDIA'S CIVIL LIABILITY FOR NUCLEAR DAMAGE ACT?
Gideon Kharmalki, Research Intern CAPS
    
18 June 2015:
After a gap of forty years Canada has finally agreed to ease the nuclear fuel restrictions by supplying uranium to India....read more

EMERGING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUU KYI AND BEIJING: A CONFLUENCE OF INTEREST
Pawan Amin, Research Intern CAPS
    
18 June 2015:
Last week, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyivisited China on an invitation by the Communist Party of China....read more

MAKING SENSE OF CHINESE GENERAL'S VISIT TO THE US
Hamsini Hariharan, Research Intern CAPS
    
17 June 2015:
China’s White Paper 2015, which has been termed as ‘China’s Military Strategy and issued in May 2015...read more

RUSSIA - CHINA NEXUS IN CYBERSPACE
E.Dilipraj, Associate Fellow, CAPS
    
15 June 2015:
On May 08, 2015 Russia and China inked an important agreement in the field of cyber security...read more

MASSIVE US DATA HACK: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND CONCERNS
Gp Capt Ashish Gupta, Research Fellow, CAPS
    
15 June 2015:
On 05 June, U.S. officials admitted that a massive breach of U.S. government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) computer systems...read more

INDIA-CHINA CODE OF CONDUCT ON BORDER: THE ‘PARADIGM SHIFT’ CHALLENGE
Sana Hashmi, Associate Fellow , CAPS
    
15 June 2015:
The India-China border dispute has always been at the forefront of their bilateral relationship despite strong signs...read more

ISRO’S MULTI-OBJECT TRACKING RADAR: POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN DEFENCE
Arjun Subramanian P, Associate Fellow, CAPS
                  
14 June 2015:
  The ISRO-built indigenous Multi-Object Tracking Radar (MOTR) will be tested shortly during a PSLV launch...read more

THE HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE AND INDIA
Dr Sitakanta Mishra, Research Fellow, CAPS

08 June 2015: The 2015 NPT Review Conference ended without approving a final document mainly due to the major differences on building a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and...read more

DETERRING CHINA
Ms Swati Arun, Associate Fellow, CAPS

05 June 2015: China is still a land power like Imperial Germany of the 19th Century, essentially trying to break through the bottle neck....read more

CHINA’S WHITE PAPER ON MILITARY STRATEGY
Capt. HPS Sodhi, Senior Fellow, CAPS

05 June 2015: On 26 May 15, Chinese Ministry of National Defense released a White paper on China’s Military Strategy...read more

INDIA'S PRIVATE SECTOR ENTERS THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY
Gp.Capt. Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow , CAPS

01 June 2015: India’s aircraft industry was started in the private sector in 1940. However, soon thereafter it came to be nationalised...read more

CHINA’S EYE IN THE SKY: AWACS PROGRAMME
Arjun Subramanian P, Associate Fellow , CAPS
                  
01 June 2015:
Force multipliers have been part of China’s military modernisation efforts. China at present has three variants of airborne...read more

IN FOCUS: JULY  2015

US EYEING NEW GENERATION SOLID STATE LASER WEAPONS
FOR STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE

Gp Capt Prashant Patil, Senior Fellow, CAPS
                  
29 July 2015
: Since its invention, laser technology has made a big headway in support of military operations and has evolved ...read more

THE IRAN DEAL: LOOKING BEYOND THE ‘NUCLEAR’
Dr. Stuti Banerjee, Research Fellow, ICWA

28 July 2015: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran Nuclear Deal was signed between the E3/EU+3...read more

WILL THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL SURVIVE THE LITMUS TEST?
Manisha Chaurasiya, Research Associate , CAPS

28 July 2015:  ‘Nothing will be agreed to until everything is agreed to’.  These words of President Obama in 2013 were not just ..read more

J-10 MULTIROLE FIGHTER: SYMBOL OF CHINA’S IMPROVING INDIGENOUS FIGHTER AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITY

Arjun Subramanian P, Associate Fellow , CAPS

23 July 2015: The J-10 fighter will be replacing the age old J-7 and Q5 fleet of the PLAAF. It is a multi-role fighter capable...read more

IS "GREAT FIREWALL" AN INHIBITOR OR AN ACCELERATOR FOR INDIGENOUS INNOVATION AND GLOBAL EXPANSION OF CHINESE INTERNET COMPANIES?
Gp Capt Ashish Gupta, Research Fellow, CAPS

23 July 2015: The Communist Party of China, while being weary of implications of unrestricted online access to information to its legitimacy, has enthusiastically promoted the use of Internet as an inalienable part of its quest for global hegemony,...read more

DRAGON WEARING THE PANDA SUIT
Zoya Akhter Fathima, Manipal University

22 July 2015: In today’s world of globalization, media revolution and Information overload, nation states have become very conscious...read more

DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTER-TERRORISM MEASURES: INDIA VIS-A-VIS
THE UNITED STATES

Bini Mishra, Research Intern, CAPS

22 July 2015: Every nation-state in the world is facing a threat from terrorism .Due to the pan-global nature of the threat...read more

HERE'S WHY THE IRAN DEAL IS A NON- PROLIFERATION WINNER & WHAT IT MEANS FOR INDIA

Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow, CAPS

21 July 2015: If judged through the lens of these two caveats, the recent nuclear deal with Iran appears to be a non-proliferation winner..read more

AL-QAEDA VERSUS THE ISIS
Wing Commander Kiran Krishnan Nair, Research Fellow, CAPS

17 July 2015: All the think-tanks and the mounds of literature across the world had no inkling of the meteoric rise of the ISIS and now that it exists, there is even little inkling of which way it might go....read more

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Alphia George, Manipal University

17 July 2015: Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram have seen an unprecedented level of adoption and usage among the mobile phone users...read more

NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN
Amb Sheel Kant Sharma (Retd), Former Secretary General SAARC

14 July 2015: Although approaching a finale after years of negotiations, the precise outcome of nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna....read more

APPLICATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY DEFENCE PERSONNEL FOR PERSONAL USE
Kriti Singh, Associate Fellow,  CAPS

14 July 2015: Today with the advancement in communication technologies, the virtual reality of social media has started to blur...read more

CRYSTAL-GAZING THE EMERGING INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER
Pawan Amin, Research  Intern CAPS

13 July 2015: On 29 June 2015, China along with 49 other countries from across the world signed the Articles of Agreement of the AIIB...read more

PROSPECTS FOR MAKE IN INDIA IMPROVE FURTHER
Gp.Capt. Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow, CAPS

09 July 2015: It has been clearly understood by most serious defence and security strategists in India since 1947 that the country...read more

CHABAHAR – A STRATEGIC GATEWAY
Capt. HPS Sodhi, Senior Fellow , CAPS

06 July 2015:  On 06 May 2015, India signed an important agreement with Iran, by entering into an MoU, in the field of strategic cooperation...read more

IN FOCUS: AUGUST 2015

ISRO VALIDATES CRYOGENIC ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
Gp Capt PA Patil, Senior Fellow, CAPS

28 Aug 2015: The Indian Space research organisation (ISRO) on August 27, 2015 successfully launched its twenty fifth geostationary communication satellite, the GSAT-6...read more

A NEW EMERGING RUSSIA-CHINA PARTNERSHIP?
Dr. Temjenmeren Ao, Research Associate, CAPS

26 Aug 2015: The ongoing joint Russia and China naval exercise is significant for two main reasons;...read more

PLANNING FOR DEFENCE PROCUREMENTS
AVM Manmohan Bahadur (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, CAPS

17 Aug 2015: Defence procurements are made to enable the Armed Forces address security threats facing a nation...read more

MILITARY IMPLICATIONS OF CHINA’S RECLAMATION DRIVE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA
Capt.HPS Sodhi, Senior Fellow , CAPS

14 Aug 2015: Reclaiming land from the sea is a common activity around the world. Almost all coastal states and major cities...read more

EFFECTIVE DIPLOMACY FOR INDIA
Swati Arun, Associate Fellow, CAPS

12 Aug 2015: In India the citizens do not vote on the basis of a candidate’s foreign policy assurances and objectives but the visions...read more

WHY IT IS DIFFICULT TO TALK TO PAKISTAN?
Dr. Shalini Chawla, Senior Research  Fellow, CAPS
                       
10 Aug 2015:
The recent terrorist attack in Udhampur by Lashkar-e-Taiba, sponsored by Pakistan, is not a new phenomenon...read more

INDIA-CHINA MILITARY SPACE COOPERATION
Wg Cdr Kiran Krishnan Nair, Research  Fellow, CAPS
                       
06 Aug 2015:
The May 2015 Joint statement of the Indian Prime Minister and Chinese premier on bilateral cooperation is a game changer. Amongst other things, the apparent emphasis on outer space cooperation...read more

FROM AL QAEDA TO ISLAMIC STATE: WHAT HAVE WE MISSED?
Aersh Danish, Research  Associate, CAPS
                       
05 Aug 2015:
If one were to look at the American War on Terror statistically, it has been a success because there has been a steady decline...read more