Message from President

Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan (Retd)

Speaker 1

CASS was established in 2019 to fill the knowledge and research gaps that existed in domains of Aerospace and National Security in an otherwise think tank rich capital, Islamabad.

To achieve our objective of being amongst the best think tanks of the region and with a focused mission, CASS has made significant contribution in providing policy guidelines on important issues of national interest, especially security, both in military and non-military domains disseminated through direct as well indirect engagement on a regular basis.

As part of the Advisory Board of the Government of Pakistan’s National Security Division, CASS has and would continue to serve as a thought leader, by providing independent, innovative, and evidence-based solutions to strengthen Pakistan’s national security including specific emerging geostrategic and geo-economic situations.

Maintaining a winning Aerospace Power requires high-end technologies that are not only cost-intensive, but their availability with the passage of time is likely to be challenging. In our region, these technologies are largely purchased or borrowed. Therefore, working towards our vision of strengthening National Security in all its forms, through indigenization, CASS would continue to lay emphasis on innovative research on emerging technologies, including but not limited to cyber and space. We continue to enhance our outreach through greater use of media, seminars, webinars, digital technologies, joint research and cementing our relationships with domestic, regional, and global partners.

In Sha Allah in times ahead, we will continue to build upon our achievements by setting even higher standards of research for inputs in the national policy-making process.


About CASS

The "Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies" (CASS) is an independent think tank located in Islamabad, Pakistan. CASS would want to specialize in the aerospace domain because it is a key driver behind globalization, national security and economic development. It contributes to a country's integration into the global economy. With over 2000 aircraft using Pakistan's airspace daily, a vibrant civil aviation division, six launched satellites and the seventh largest Air Force, Pakistan's aerospace sector has significant potential.

Our Mission

To provide independent insight and analysis on aerospace and international security issues, of both an immediate and long-term concern; and to inform the discourse of policy-makers, academics, and practitioners through a diverse range of detailed research outputs disseminated through both direct and indirect engagement on a regular basis

Core Values


Analytical Rigor


Our Vision

To serve as a thought leader in the aerospace and security domains globally, providing thinkers and policy makers with independent, comprehensive and multifaceted insight on aerospace and security issues


Here are some of our experts

Air Marshal M. Ashfaque Arain (Retd)

Air Marshal M. Ashfaque Arain (Retd)

Strategic Defence & Security

Dr. Usman W Chohan

Dr. Usman W Chohan

Economic Affairs & National Development

Air Vice Marshal Faheem Ullah Malik (Retd)

Air Vice Marshal Faheem Ullah Malik (Retd)

International Relations & Security Affairs

Syed Muhammad Ali

Syed Muhammad Ali

Nuclear & Strategic Affairs

Dr Zia Ul Haque Shamsi

Dr Zia Ul Haque Shamsi

Peace & Conflict Studies

Mariam Siddiqui

Mariam Siddiqui

Front Desk Officer


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Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies, Old Airport Road, Islamabad

Phone Number

+92 051 5405011