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CASS-INDIA CAMPAIGN

After launching three successful campaigns in the past involving South Asia, Central Asia and West Asia, CASS-India is currently focusing on Asia-Pacific region. Normally each campaign period remains in force for three to four years. Depending upon the response, CASS-India would either extend or cut short the tenure of the campaign period. Indeed, Asia-Pacific Campaign has started since year 2011.

FUTURISTIC STUDIES

CASS-INDIA FOCUS

CASS-India Reaction

Yemen crisis and power struggle
INTRODUCTION:

Yemen is fast becoming a violent battleground due to the competing interests of many rebel groups and regional players. The crisis is so serious that countries are closing their embassies and evacuating their people. On the surface, it appeared to be a direct fight for power between Shia Muslims, better known as Houthi rebels in Yemen, and the government headed by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, a Sunni. After rebel forces closed in on the President's southern stronghold of Aden in late March this year, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia responded to a request by Hadi to intervene and followed by air strikes on Houthi targets. The coalition comprises five Gulf Arab states and Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.

REACTION:

Yemen is a very strategically located country, because it sits on the Bab al-Mandab strait, a narrow waterway linking the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden, through which much of the world's oil shipments pass.

Middle Eastern countries especially Saudi Arabia fears a Houthi takeover would threaten free passage through the strait.


As Houthi rebels are Shia Muslim group, Saudi Arabia is finding it as a serious threat. The rise of the Shia Houthis makes Yemen a significant battleground in the wider Sunni-Shia struggle.

Particularly, it's a battle for influence between Riyadh and Tehran, Saudi Ar

Unmanned vehicles

DEC. 2014: Air superiority is an essential military mission, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Control of the air is not

India's UCAVs

DEC. 2014: For India it took decades of trial and error and competence building on manned target training aircraft to transit to pilotless target tr

Naval aviation

DEC. 2014 : Todays naval aircraft have come a long way from the Wright Brothers flying machine. These modern and complex aircraft require a mainte

Cold Start Doctrine

DEC. 2014: India is better prepared to deal with any Pakistan tank attack anywhere along its western front than it has ever been. The two major ta

Chinese submarines in IO

DEC. 2014: There is no way that the Government of India can expedite the acquisition of submarines and anti-submarine assets

Role of submarines

DEC. 2014: With significant changes in mission requirements spawned by advances in technology and the threat, the role of submarine remains an

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Anti ship missile

NOV. 2014: The regional arms race has brought potent warfare capabilities to many countries that are now eager to either indigenously

Managing borders

NOV. 2014: Given the increasing frequency of Chinese intrusions along the Line of Actual Control and Pakistan’s attempts at infiltration of terr

Amphibious warfare

NOV. 2014 : Amphibious warfare is normally synonymous with a cooperative naval and army operation with the former providing the transportation and the

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