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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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Time to Step Up India’s Reliance on Nuclear Energy

Author: Mr Saurabh Todi and Ms Sanjana Gogna  Keywords: Nuclear Energy, Energy Security, Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Regulatory Reform It is not the first time that an international...

Japan-Southeast Asia Relations at New Heights

Author: Ms Simran Walia, Research Associate, CAPS Keywords: Japan, Southeast Asia, Kishida, Indo-Pacific, Vietnam, Thailand Over the past decades, Japan has been working on strengthening its...

China’s Search for a Maritime Periphery around...

Author: Dr Joshy M. Paul, Research Fellow, CAPS Keywords: China and the Bay of Bengal, Pacific Islands, Airpower in the Indo-Pacific. Even as the global community pays...

Putin’s Nuclear Brinkmanship: MAD and the Credibility...

Author: Mr Abhishek Saxena, Research Associate, CAPS Keywords:Russian Nuclear Strategy, Nuclear Brinkmanship, Nuclear Coercion, Balance of Resolve, Russia-Ukraine Crisis A month ago, Russia launched a special...

Lavrov’s visit to India: Understanding India’s Significance...

Author: Ngangom Dhruba Tara Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS Keywords: India, Russia, Foreign relations On March 31, 2022, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited India amidst the...

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Defence of Taiwan – Complexities and Challenges

Click to View PDF Author: Air Marshal Anil Chopra, Director General, CAPS 17 May 2022 Keywords: China, Taiwan, ADIZ, 'One China', PLAAF 

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The Great Game in the Indo-Pacific: A Pivot to India

Editor: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Associate Editors: Air Commodore Savinder Pal Singh | Mahima Duggal ISBN 9789391490386

CHINA: An Enigma

Editors: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja (Retd) ISBN 9 7 8 - 9 3 - 9 1 4 9 0 - 9 4 - 2

India's Development Diplomacy

Editor: Urmi Tat ISBN 9789391490324

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Nuclear Implications of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Author: Dr Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS Keywords: Nuclear, Russia-Ukraine, brinkmanship, retaliation, security. Russia-Ukraine conflict is close to completing two months. During this period, President Putin has...

Nuclear Implications of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Author: Dr Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS Keywords: Nuclear, Russia-Ukraine, brinkmanship, retaliation, security. Russia-Ukraine conflict is close to completing two months. During this period, President Putin...

Why did Imran Khan Lose the Unwritten...

Author: Dr Shalini Chawla, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS Keywords: No-confidence Motion, Imran Khan, Pakistan Military, Pakistan-US, Pakistan Elections. The no-confidence motion was tabled against Pakistan’s Prime Minister,...

Air Forces Need to Cultivate an Intellectual...

Author: Professor Sanu Kainikara, PhD, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS Keywords: Intellectual, strategic, PME, tactical, doctrine, leadership. For a long time a question has lurked in the shadows...

Three Years Since Op Bandar – Lessons...

Author: Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS Keywords: Air Strikes, Balakot, Op Bandar Air Power, Surgical, Precision. February 2022 marks three years since the Balakot airstrikes...

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Air Power Journal of Air Power & Space Studies

Vol. 16 No.4 Winter (October-December 2021)

Defence and Diplomacy In Pursuit of National Security

Vol. 11 No. 1 October-December 2021)

CAPS EXPERTS IN MEDIA

Ukraine War and Nuclear Threats.
Source: YouTtube DEF – TALKS by Dr. Manpreet Sethi-Aadi, Saturday, 23, April 2022

NWC Reset: Frameworks for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free-World. Session 1  
Source: Facebook, April 2022

Virtual Program: The war in Ukraine and its implications for our nuclear future
Source: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Tuesday, 12, April 2022

 

nuclear tracker

CAPS Nuclear Tracker
Issue 3 | January -March 2021

NEW DELHI PAPERS

New Delhi Paper 8

Title: Nuclear Weapons and International Humanitarian Law Author: Sreoshi Sinha Year:December 2022

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    Mr Pratesh Gandhi, Director, India Strategic Development, General Atomics and Affiliated Companies
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    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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    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...

    Episode 2 – Nuclear Brinkmanship

    17 December 2019: In the context of India-Pakistan animosity, that was tested once again in feb 2019, experts voice their opinion on the idea...

    Episode 1: The Doomsday Clock

    06 December 2019: In context of the Doomsday Clock which is at 2 minutes to midnight at present, experts voice their views on the...

    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...