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Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) was established in 2001 as an autonomous defence research and analysis body for research and focused analyses on issues related to national security, defence, and aerospace issues in the evolving strategic and international security environment. Its objective is to facilitate greater understanding of these issues amongst the Armed Forces, the strategic community and the public besides contributing to policy generation and decision-making.


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Ex-Pitch Black: IAF Operating in the Indo-Pacific Region

Author: Prof (Dr) DK Pandey, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: Pich Black, Air Operations, IAF, Air Force Exercise, Interoperability The Indian Air Force (IAF)...
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Inflatable Decoys: Enhancing Battlefield Survival and Deception

Click to View the PDF Author: Colonel PMS Kohli, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: Inflatable Decoys, Deception, Threat Emitters, Russia-Ukraine war 

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New Books

Asian Defence Review 2024 Emerging Technologies and Changing Dimensions of Threats for India

Edited by: Air Vice Marshal Anil Golani (Retd), ISBN 9788197321436

Indian Air Force and Integration of Armed Forces

Author: Group Captain (Dr) Swaim Prakash Singh, ISBN 9788196762131

Road to Atmanirbhar Bharat in Aerospace

Edited by Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd), Prof (Dr) Dinesh Kumar Pandey ISBN 9788196790059

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Exercise Gagan Shakti 2024: Enhancing Operational Preparedness

Author: Air Vice Marshal Anil Golani (Retd), Director General, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: Airpower, Vayu Shakti, Gagan Shakti, Tarang Shakti Having finished Vayu Shakti earlier...

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Journals

Air Power Journal of Air Power & Space Studies

Vol. 18 No.4 Winter (October-December 2023)

Blue Yonder A Journal for Aerospace Studies

Vol. 1 Issue. 1 (January-June 2024)

Defence and Diplomacy In Pursuit of National Security

Vol. 13 No. 2 (January-March 2024)

CAPS EXPERTS IN MEDIA

How Air-To-Air Missiles Have Completely Changed The Dynamics Of Aerial Battles As Dogfighting Takes A Back Seat by Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd), Source: The EurAsian Times, Thursday, 26 February 2023

Pak grappling with economic, political crises: by Dr. Shalini Chawla Source: The Tribune, Thursday, 09 February 2023

nuclear tracker

CAPS Nuclear Tracker Issue 12 | April- June 2024

NEW DELHI PAPERS

New Delhi Paper 11

Title: The Changing Arctic and India’s Strategy for the Circumpolar North Author: Ankita Dutta & Stuti Banerjee Year: 2022, ISBN 978-93-94915-26-8

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    12th Eminent Speaker Series Talk by Amb Navtej Sarna, Former Ambassador of India to the US
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    11th Eminent Speaker Series Talk by Prof Efraim Inbar
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    Shri Amitabh Kant, India's G20 Sherpa, MEA & Former Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog
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    Dr Sanjaya Baru, Founder Trustee, FNSS & Distinguished Fellow, CAPS
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    Air Marshal Anil Chopra, DG, CAPS
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    Inaugural Address: General Anil Chauhan PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM Chief of Defence Staff
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    Welcome Remarks : Air Marshal Anil Chopra
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    9th Eminent Speaker Series: Dr Kazuto Suzuki on "Japan's Space and National Security Policy"
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    7th Eminent Speaker Series Talk by Amb Nirupama Rao on India and China Contemporary Equations
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    Welcome Remarks : Air Marshal Anil Chopra
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    Mr Pratesh Gandhi, Director, India Strategic Development, General Atomics and Affiliated Companies
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    Mr Paul W Niewald, Vice President and Program Manager, T-7A Red Hawk Program, Boeing
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    Rear Admiral DM Sudan (Retd), Member, Executive Committee, CAPS
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    Air Marshal Daljit Singh
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    Wg Cdr Sudhakaran (Retd), MD & CEO, QuGates Technologies
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    Air Vice Marshal Rajeev Hora, Research Fellow CAPS-TATA Chair of excellence
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    Air Marshal D Chaudhury, Former Commandant, National Defence College
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    Ms Suhasini Haidar, Diplomatic Editor, The Hindu
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    Dr Srikanth Kondapalli, Professor, Centre for East Asian Studies, SIS, JNU
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    Inaugural Address - Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff
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    Welcome Remarks - Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM AVSM VM VSM (Retd) Director General, CAPS
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    HawksEye (4): Hypersonic Missiles
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    HawksEye (2) - Multi Domain Operations
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    HawksEye (3): Weaponisation of Space - An Introduction
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    12th Jumbo Majumdar Conference Webinar - SESSION 2
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    12th Jumbo Majumdar Conference Webinar - SESSION 3
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    Exploring India’s Leverages Against China Economic, Tibet, Taiwan & the Indo-Pacific - CAPS Webinar
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    1 Year of Balakot Air Strikes - "Air Power in No War No Peace Scenario"
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    First Air Cmde Jasjit Singh Memorial Lecture: Photo gallery
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    CAPS In NEWS

    CAPS’s New Book Released by the Chief of Defence Staff

    CAPS’s New Book 'Asian Defence Review 2024: Emerging Technologies and Changing Dimensions of Threats for India' was released by the Chief of Defence Staff during...

    No.3 Capstone Seminar on India’s Strategic Culture and Imperatives for Contemporary National Security on 25 June 2024

    Centre for Air Power Studies and College of Air Warfare jointly conducted Capstone Seminar’ on India’s Strategic Culture and Imperatives for Contemporary National Security on 25 June...

    CAPS’s New Journal ‘Blue Yonder’ Released by the Chief of Defence Staff

    CAPS’s New Journal 'Blue Yonder' was released by the Chief of Defence Staff during the 14th Jumbo Majumdar International Seminar on 23 February 2023, New...

    CAPS’s Scholars’ Eye View: IAF’s Vayu Shakti 2022- Full Dress Rehearsal

    CAPS’s Scholars’ Eye View: IAF’s Vayu Shakti 2022- Full Dress Rehearsal Keywords: Indian Air Force, Vayu Shakti, firepower, and IAF’s combat readiness CAPS Faculties (Left to Right):...

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