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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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India’s BMD Programme and Acquisition of S-400 Air Defence System

Author: Ms Nasima Khatoon, Research Associate, CAPS As per a contract signed between India and Russia in October 2018, Russia has begun delivery of the first...

India and the AUKUS pact: Pain or...

Author: Dr Joshy M Paul, Research Fellow, CAPS                                 ...

China’s Overtures to Afghanistan: Prospective Rare-Earth...

Author: Ms Neha Mishra, Research Associate, CAPS The political scenario of Afghanistan is the current point of disquiet for the world at large. The sudden...

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Asian Defence Review 2021

Author: Gp Capt Rajesh R Chaudhary ISBN 9789391490515

The 1971 Indo-Pak Air War: Reflections and Projections

Editors: Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM AVSM VM VSM (Retd), Dr Shalini Chawla ISBN 9789391490096

India's Space Security Dilemma

Editor: GP Capt T H Anand Rao ISBN 9789389137989

Asian Defence Review 2021

Editor: Air Marshal Anil Chopra ISBN 9788195285839

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Growing Chorus for an ASAT Test Ban Treaty

Gp Capt TH Anand Rao, Senior Fellow, CAPS Testing of Anti-Satellite Weapons (ASAT) in outer space has become a menace in recent years.  The after effects...

Growing Chorus for an ASAT Test Ban...

Gp Capt TH Anand Rao, Senior Fellow, CAPS Testing of Anti-Satellite Weapons (ASAT) in outer space has become a menace in recent years.  The after...

Taliban in Afghanistan and Growing Nuclear Risks...

Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS Click here to View

Pakistan Rejoicing the Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan

Dr. Shalini Chawla, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS

Peace Evades Afghanistan: Where did the US...

Air Vice Marshal Anil Golani, Additional Director General, CAPS War and conflict have always been inimical to the progress of mankind and yet they have...

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Nuclear Security Vol 15, No. 09

There were Doomsday Ships Ready to Ride Out Nuclear Armageddon before there were Doomsday Planes OPINION – Thomas Newdick

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Air Power Journal of Air Power & Space Studies

Vol. 15 No.1 Spring (January-March 2020)

Air Power Journal of Air Power & Space Studies

Vol. 15 No.2 Summer (April-June 2020)

Defence and Diplomacy In Pursuit of National Security

Vol. 10 No. 3 (April-June 2021)

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Stick to the basics of nuclear deterrence

China’s recent hypersonic missile test is not such a game-changer from the point of view of nuclear deterrence. India should keep a cool head. Some...

Air Chief sees need to develop asymmetric capabilities against China

ACM Bhadauria stresses on indigenous technological developments In the long run, the ability to develop and maintain technological edge or develop asymmetric capability, particularly against China,...

RECON

Ep 4.6 – Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020 (Central Asia)

In this episode of the EP 4 series on the Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020, Dr Poonam Mann discusses how the...

Episode 3 – Remembering Balakot Airstrikes

26 February 2020: On 26 February 2019, in the early morning hours, Indian warplanes crossed the border and dropped bombs on terror targets. This...

Ep 4.4 – Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020 (Pakistan)

In this episode of the Ep 4 series on the Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020, Dr Shalini Chawla discusses how Pakistan...

Ep 4.1 – Review of Global Security Dynamics in 2020 (Airpower)

First podcast of the Episode 4 series on Review of Global Security Dynamics in 2020. In this episode, AVM M Bahadur discusses the advancement...

Ep 4.5 – Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020 (China)

In this episode of Ep 4 series on the Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020, Air Marshal KK Nohwar discusses how China...