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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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ISTAR Aircraft: Another Essential for India

Author: Wing Commander Swaim Prakash Singh, Senior Fellow Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: ISTAR, C2, Battlefield, battlespace, integrated operations. Introduction Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR)...

India’s First Private Rocket Launch is a...

Author: Group Captain T H Anand Rao, Senior Fellow Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: Skyroot, Prarambh, Vikram-S, Rocket, Space Tech Start-Up. The launch of India’s...

Geoeconomics Over Geopolitics: Lessons from India’s...

Author: Radhey Tambi, Research Associate, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: Geoeconomics, Geopolitics, Indian foreign policy, India’s oil purchase, trade deals, the India way. Since the...

Metallurgical Marvel: Lithium in Aerospace

Author: Girish Linganna, Aerospace & Defence Analyst Keywords: Lithium-ion, batteries, HAL - HTT-40,  Aluminium Alloys. Charting the rise of consumer electronics, lithium has fast established itself...

Understanding the SLBM Test by India

Author: Jay Desai, Research Associate, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile, INS Arihant, Ministry of Defence, Missile Man, JL-2, Indian Ocean...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Securing Peace and Stability through Non-Kinetic Measures

Click to View PDF Author: Colonel Sushil Kumar Tanwar, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies 01 November 2022 Keywords: Kashmir, Security, Non-Kinetic, War of Narratives, Pakistan. 

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New Books

India’s Neighbourhood: Challenges and Opportunities

Edited by: Dr Shalini Chawla ISBN 978-93-94915-21-3

Asian Defence Review 2022 "Diplomacy in Turmoil: A Year of Turbulence"

Editors: Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd) ISBN 9789394915060

Air Power and Emerging Technologies

Editors: Air Vice Marshal Anil Golani (Retd) | Group Captain Vijay Shankar Rana ISBN 9789391490973

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What if? Prospects and Consequences of Nuclear Use by President Putin

Author: Dr Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Recapture, Nuclear Many tactical developments have swiftly taken place in the last...

What if? Prospects and Consequences of Nuclear...

Author: Dr Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords: Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Recapture, Nuclear Many tactical developments have swiftly taken place in the...

4C Battlespace is the New Norm

Author: Wing Commander Swaim Prakash Singh, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords:  DCDC 2010, NATO 5Cs, Russia-Ukraine Conflict. Introduction The Russia-Ukraine conflict has entered its eighth month...

Prioritisation of AWACS for the IAF

Author: Wing Commander Swaim Prakash Singh, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords:   AWACS, Continental Size, Inadequate numbers, ELINT, SIGINT. Introduction The Indian Air Force (IAF)...

Air Power as a Tool for Political...

Author: Wing Commander Swaim Prakash Singh, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies Keywords:  Air Power, AWACS, ISR, Technology, Neptune Spear, Electronic Warfare, Aerial Fortification, Air Defence...

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Journals

Air Power Journal of Air Power & Space Studies

Vol. 17 No.2 Summer (April-June 2022)

Defence and Diplomacy In Pursuit of National Security

Vol. 11 No. 2 (January-March 2022)

CAPS EXPERTS IN MEDIA

‘China’s Infra in Tibet Is Impressive But India Has Not Been Idle, The Gist, Air Marshal Anil Chopra in conversation with Surya Gangadharan Source: YouTube ,StratNewsGlobal, Saturday,10 August 2022

Geopolitics, Pandemic, and the G20, India Think Tank Forum 2022, ORF by One of the panelists Dr. Manpreet Sethi
Source: YouTube, ORF, Wednesday, 10, August 2022

Pakistan at the crossroads: by Dr. Shalini Chawla
Source: The Tribune, Monday, 08, August 2022

nuclear tracker

CAPS Nuclear Tracker
Issue 4 | April -June 2022

NEW DELHI PAPERS

New Delhi Paper 9

Title: An Indian Perspective on China's Nuclear Weapons Author: Sanjana Gogna Year: 2022 ISBN 978-93-91490-73-7

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    Shri Shivshankar Menon - 'India in a World Adrift'
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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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    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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    12th Jumbo Majumdar Conference Webinar - INAUGURAL AND SESSION 1
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    HawksEye (1) - Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM takes over as new DG of CAPS.
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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 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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    India Must Fine Tune A Range Of Options To Respond To Pakistani Terror Strikes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm3DIy6rlxY India Must Fine Tune A Range Of Options To Respond To Pakistani Terror Strikes StratNews Global, The Gist, Dr Manpreet Sethi in conversation with Surya Gangadharan,...

    Loss made Pakistan recalibrate its choices

    After the 1971 war, two issues became critical for Pakistan: First, it was time for Pakistan to look for options to stay on a par...

    CAS Inaugurated 18th Subroto Mukerjee Seminar organised by CAPS

    Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Inaugurated 18th Subroto Mukerjee Seminar on "India's National Security Dynamics" held on 08 December 2021 at...

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    Ep 4.3 – Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020 (Cyber Security)

    In this episode of the Ep 4 series on the Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020, Dr E.Dilipraj discusses how the world...

    Ep 4.8 – Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020 (West Asia)

    In this episode of Ep 4 series on the Review of the Global Security Dynamics in 2020, Ms Anu Sharma discusses the impact of...

    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...

    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...