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PAKISTAN ATTEMPTS TO FORAY INTO5TH-GENERATION FIGHTER MANUFACTURING: LOOKING BEYOND RHETORIC AND AT REALITY
Gp Capt Ashish Gupta, Senior Fellow, CAPS
15 July 2017:
In an ambitious attempt to achieve a larger measure of self-reliance in the field of aviation industry, Pakistan has decided to amalgamate academia for R&D with aviation industry.... Read more

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXIT FROM PARIS AGREEMENT AND US-INDIA RELATIONS
Ms Ishka Yadav, Research Intern, CAPS
13 July 2017:
Climate Change is real and it’s affecting our planet, but is climate change really affecting the Climate diplomacy? The American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement by President Trump, however, indicates otherwise....Read more

FADING AWAY OF SOUTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR ENERGY?
Mr Santanu Bhattacharya, Research Intern, CAPS
05 July 2017:
On 19 June 2017, South Korea’s newly elected President; Moon Jae-in announced shutting down its oldest nuclear power plant Kori-1....read more

THE VICIOUS GULF CRISIS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR INDIA
Richa Sharma, Research Intern, CAPS
05 July 2017:
President Donald J. Trump’s recent visit to the Middle East proved quite provocative, for his statements might have instigated the Gulf crisis. Already, Qatar shares bittersweet relations with its neighbors such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia etc....read more

FIRST SUCCESSFUL INTERCEPT OF AN ICBM CLASS TARGET: A BRIEF ASSESSMENT OF GMD
Arjun Subramanian P
29 June 2017:
The United States Missile Defence Agency (MDA) had conducted the first ever successful live-intercept of an ICBM class target with its Ground-based Midcourse Defence (GMD) system....read more

INDIA-RUSSIA 18th ANNUAL BILATERAL SUMMIT: A NEW VIGOUR WITH A NEW VISION
Ms Chandra Rekha, Associate Fellow, CAPS
14 June 2017:
 Recently, at the 18th annual summit on 31 May to 02 June 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin communicated positive attitude and feelings...read more

THE QATAR CRISIS: POLITICS OF COERCION 
Ms Anu sharma, Research Associate, CAPS
14 June 2017:
West Asia is witnessing a major crisis as a result of Saudi Arabia joining hands with other Arab States (Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Jordan and Libya’s internal government), Maldives and Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to officially sever diplomatic ties with Qatar...read more

ASIA-AFRICA GROWTH CORRIDOR: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIA 
Mr Piyush Ghasiya, Research Associate, CAPS
13 June 2017:
On 25th May 2017, a vision document titled as “Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) Partnership for Sustainable and Innovative Development” was launched at the African Development Bank (AfDB) meeting held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat....read more

PAKISTAN’S APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM
Ms Shreya Talwar, Research Associate, CAPS
10 June 2017:
Pakistan has launched eleven successive military operations targeting terrorist groups within its territory. Despite that, such groups manage to survive and continue attacking. The series of terrorist attacks across Pakistan...read more

INDIA GETS A LEG UP IN HEAVY SATELLITE LAUNCH CAPABILITY
Gp Capt Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow, CAPS
09 June 2017:
The successful launch of GSLV Mk-III gives India freedom from dependence on other countries for heavy satellite launch. It also opens up potential opportunities for India to gain from the global satellite launch market...read more

HERE’S WHY THE NUCLEAR DEAL BETWEEN JAPAN & INDIA MATTERS
Ms Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow, CAPS
07 June 2017:
On 19 May 2017, the Lower House of the Japanese Parliament,the House of Councilors, approved the civilian nuclear cooperation pact between Japan and India. The endorsement by the Japanese Parliament is a welcome development for India...read more

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