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Russia’s Role in India-China Issues: Subtle and Nuanced
Mr Carl Jaison, Research Associate, CAPS
26 June 2020:
In the backdrop of the worst clashes between the two Asian countries, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar interacted with his counterparts Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as part of the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral virtual meet....Read more

THE  “ATMANIRBHAR” CLARION CALL & THE “MEHAR BABA COMPETITION” FOLLOW THROUGH
Wg Cdr BS Nijar, Research Fellow, CAPS
20 JUne 2020:
The PM’s call for “Atmanirbhar Bharat” is the new mantra to achieve self-reliance, with the insistent need for Indian industry to position itself as a significant contributor to global supply chains....Read more

The CTBT and the Possible U.S., China Nuclear Testing 
Ms Sanjana Gogna, Research Associate, CAPS
15 June 2020: 
The U.S. Department of State report titled '2020 Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Non-proliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments' was released on 15 April 2020. It raised concerns regarding China's adherence to the ‘zero yield’ standard....Read more

Nuclear Energy and the Future of Warfare
Ms Zoya Akther Fathima, Research Asociate, CAPS
04 June 2020:
It would not be an overstatement to say that nuclear energy could potentially revolutionize military logistics in the coming decades.  As it already appears, military investment in energy technologies and innovations is likely to grow considering the efficacy and versatility of nuclear energy....Read more

Primed for competition: US-China relations in post-COVID World Order 
Ms Rushali Saha, Research Intern, CAPS
11 May 2020:
 Following the outbreak of the pandemic, several indicators have pointed towards deterioration in relations as both the United States and China were locked in a mutual blame game over the origin of the virus, expulsion of each other’s prominent media organisation and competition to exert influence on global governance institutions are faltering in the face of this mammoth challenge....Read more

China’s consolidation as a Regional Leader 
Dr. Joshy M Paul, Research Fellow, CAPS
03 May 2020:
 China has worked hard in Southeast Asia to limit what it calls ‘excessive measures’ in response to the pandemic such as travel ban on China-bound travelers and promoted a positive narrative of its 'resolute' and 'highly responsible' efforts to fight the virus....Read more

THE UNAVOIDABLE “CHINESE MEDICINE” & ITS SIDE-EFFECTS
Wg Cdr BS Nijjar, Research Fellow, CAPS
02 May 2020:
 The importance of “Chinese Medicine” in the ongoing efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in India is highlighted by the fact that over 93 percent (700 tons) of this effort was airlifted from People’s Republic of China (PRC) cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong & Guangzhou....Read more

Understanding the interests of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in India 
Mr Saurav Sarkar, Research Associate, CAPS
30 April 2020:
 Recently, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) have increased their focus on India and the wider Indian Subcontinent as a whole, on account of different underlying factors....Read more

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