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.

CAPS is governed by a Trust, named Forum for National Security Studies, an independent non-profit, non governmental body. The Board of Trustees which guides the activities of CAPS, is headed by Shri MK Rasgotra, former Foreign Secretary as Chairman, Capt. Ajay Singh, Former Sr. Vice President-Regulatory Compliance Jet Airways and Capital Indigo Airlines, managing Trustee and comprises, Shri Sanjaya Baru Editor–in–Chief Business Standard and former Press Advisor to the Prime Minister, Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi, former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, Air Marshal Anil Chopra, Director General of CAPS, Shri. Parthasarathy, IFS; Chancellor, Central University of Jammu; Former High Commissioner to Pakistan, Australia, Air Marshal Sandeep Singh Vice Chief of the Air Staff IAF, Secretary Defence (Finance).

CAPS has a multidisciplinary faculty with rich expertise in security and defence fields, who undertake quality research work in analysing the complex multi – dimensional trends in warfare, with special focus on air and space power, its deployment for civil and military purposes, doctrines and strategies, and non-traditional security issues of environment, energy security and military history.

CAPS research faculty comprises senior retired and serving Armed Forces officers from the three services besides academic scholars from national universities and retired members from the diplomatic community. CAPS also conducts brief orientation capsules for Armed Forces and officers of security and technological organisations.

DIRECTOR GENERAL, CAPS

ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL, CAPS

Air Marshal Anil Chopra

PVSM AVSM VM VSM (Retd) (2021- )

Air Vice Marshal Anil Golani

(Retd)

FORMER DG'S

Air Commodore Jasjit Singh

AVSM, VrC, VM (2001-2013)

Air Marshal Vinod Patney

SYSM PVSM AVSM VrC (Retd) (2013-2017)

Air Marshal KK Nohwar

PVSM VM (Retd) (2017-2021)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (CAPS)

Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi

PVSM, AVSM, VM (Retd), Former Chief of Air Staff

(Chairman)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Rear Admiral Devender Sudan (Retd))

Maj. Gen. Sandeep Sharma (Retd)

Air Vice Marshal Anil Golani (Retd)

ADG, CAPS

MEMBER SECRETARY

Air Marshal Anil Chopra

(Retd) PVSM AVSM VM VSM Director General, CAPS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (FNSS)

Shri M.K. Rasgotra

Former Foreign Secretary

Chairman

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Dr. Sanjaya Baru

Senior Research Professor, CPR, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy

International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), former editor in Chief of Business Standard and former Media Adviser to PM

Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi

PVSM, AVSM, VM (Retd),

Former Chief of Air Staff

Shri G Parthasarathy

IFS

former High Commissioner to Pakistan, Austre


Air Marshal Bharat Kumar

PVSM AVSM (Retd)

Secretary (Defence Finance)

Ministry of Defence
(Ex - Officio)

Air Marshal Sandeep Singh

AVSM VM

Vice Chief of the Air Staff (Ex- Officio)


Air Marshal Anil Chopra

PVSM AVSM VM VSM (Retd)

Director General, CAPS

MANAGING TRUSTEE

Capt. Ajay Singh

Vice President (Ops) Jet Lite Airways,

FID Examiner DGCA, and former Deputy Director Air Defence, IAF

BOARD OF ADVISERS (CAPS)

Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi

PVSM, AVSM, VM (Retd), Former Chief of Air Staff

BOARD OF ADVISERS MEMBERS

Air Chief Marshal V. R Chaudhari

PVSM AVSM VM ADC

Chief of the Air Staff (Ex- Officio)

Dr. Sanjaya Baru

Senior Research Professor, CPR,

Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy, International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), former editor in Chief of Business Standard and former Media Adviser to PM

Air Marshal Sandeep Singh

AVSM VM

Vice Chief of the Air Staff (Ex- Officio)


Prof. Satish Kumar

Editor

National Security Review

Dr. C. G. Krishnadas Nair

President, SIATI,

former Chairman HAL

Prof. Ashok Parthasarathy

Former Secretary,

Ministry of Science and Technology,
Government of India


Shri. G.Parthasarathy

IFS

former High Commissioner to Pakistan, Australia

Gen. V. N. Sharma

PVSM

former Chief of Army Staff

H.E. Shri N.N.Vohra

Former Governor J&K, Former Principal Secretary to the PM

Former Defence Secretary, Former Home Secretary (On Leave)