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  • Vivek Kapur

    Research Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Research Fellow at IDSA from January 2012 to December 2013

    Joined IDSA

    January 2012


    India’s national security strategy; Aerospace issues especially those relevant to India; PLAAF and PRC related security concerns.


    • MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies (1998), University of Madras
    • MBA in Strategic Management (2009) Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

    Current Project

    IDSA-"Indian Air Force Deep Multidimensional Change 2030: Imperatives and a Road map "


    Group Captain Vivek Kapur is a serving officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF) with extensive flying experience on fighter aircraft including MiG-21 variants and MiG-29s. Commissioned in 1985 at the Air Force Academy (AFA), he is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), the Flying Instructors School (FIS), Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and the Air Force Administrative College (AFAC). He has held instructional appointments at Flying training institutes including Fighter Training Wing (FTW), TACDE and College of Air Warfare (CAW). He has also served in various operational squadrons and training centers of the IAF. Before joining IDSA, he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies from June 2006 to July 2010.

    Publications at IDSA