The United Service Institution of India
The USI is a unique institution with unequalled expertise in the field of national security and matters pertaining to defence services. It has built an outstanding reputation over the last 140 years. It is an autonomous institution with a membership exceeding 13000. The USI has ongoing bilateral dialogues with similar institutes in many countries and it is expanding.
The primary resource of the USI is its library, which holds over 65000 books and periodicals, some dating back to 16th Century, on a large variety of subjects. There are memoirs, biographies, recollections, manuscripts for scholars and researchers...
The USI publishes a quarterly journal which has had uninterrupted publication since 1871, including during the two World Wars. It is the oldest surviving defence journal in the country and in Asia. It is supplied free of cost to the members.
Centre for Strategic Studies & Simulation (CS3)
The Centre aims at conducting detailed and comprehensive enquiry, research and analyses of national and international security related issues. It also conducts simulation exercises.
Strategic Perspectives - CS3
IRAN DEAL AND CHINA - Commander MH Rajesh
P5+1 countries have been working on a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear capabilities for the past 12 years. The aim of the deal is to limit the nuclear capabilities of Iran and extend time to prepare a bomb, called the break out time, to one year..
WHAT THE CHINESE STOCK MARKET CRASH FORETELLS - Col Akshaya Handa
The Shanghai Composite Index soared 150 per cent over the past year before shedding 30 per cent in a little more than three trading weeks . For a world concerned about Greece, it was another plausible jolt. The hawks predicted death of the Chinese ec......
CHINA: PLUGGING A WEAKNESS - Cmde Lalit Kapur, (Retd)
A widely talked about weakness of growing Chinese maritime power is its anti-submarine capability. Barely six weeks after China released its white paper military strategy and went public with its desire to develop a blue-water navy; China-watchers were a..
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL: IMPLICATIONS FOR ASIA - Dr Roshan Khanijo
After months of negotiations, finally the six powers (U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China) have been able to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran. This is a significant moment for ‘International Diplomacy’. It seems the six powers have been suc..
GREEK TRAGEDY: IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIA - Col Akshaya Handa
The Greek economic crisis is being enacted. The popular verdict has been that the crisis is essentially economic and India with its minimal exposure is unlikely to be affected. Albeit, the assumption that the implications would be essentially economi......
Current Projects - CS3
- Water Security: Myth, Reality and Measures
Col Vishal Murada Senior Research Fellow
- Cyber Warfare: It’s Implications on National Security
Col Sanjeev Relia, Senior Research Fellow
- China’s Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities and Implications for India
Col Rohit Mehrotra, Senior Research Fellow
- Growing Relations between China, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar and its Implications for India
Col SK Shahi, Senior Research Fellow
- Lowering the Threshold: Tactical Nuclear Weapons
Dr Roshan Khanijo, Senior Research Fellow
- Chinese Maritime Strategy in IOR and Implications for India’s Maritime Security Engagement in the Region
Cdr MH Rajesh, Research Fellow
- A Comparative Analysis of China and India’s Space Capabilities Implications : Challenges and Response
Col Sanjay Kumar, Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research (CAFHR)
The Centre aims to encourage the objective study of all facets of the history of the Indian Armed Forces including the military history of the colonial and pre-colonial eras...
Recent Projects - CAFHR
Correspondence Courses by USI
The Institution runs regular correspondence courses for officers of the Armed Forces to assist them in preparing for Promotion and Defence Services Staff College / Technical Staff College examinations.
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Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK)
CUNPK organises workshops, seminars and training capsules for officers of the Indian Armed Forces and the friendly foreign countries, selected for deployment in UN Peacekeeping missions. It also oversees the practical training of Indian contingents. CUNPK is a prominent member of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC) and has been running the Secretariat since 2005...