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
HOLLOW SLOGANS FOR INDO-PAK DIALOGUE - Prof. KN Pandita
The oft-repeated narrative of Kashmir valley leadership is that India should talk to Pakistan. Dr. Farooq Abdullah has been saying it endlessly so much so that his exhortation has lost impact. His son made this narrative his daily ritual. Amusingly,..
AMERICAN MISSILE SHIELD IN SOUTH KOREA: CHINA’S OPTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ASIA - Dr Roshan Khanijo
South Korea’s decision to install the American missile system - Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea has been vehemently criticised by China. The strategic move by the Americans will eventually invoke a strategic military reacti....
BEYOND THE SURGICAL STRIKES – FUTURE TRAJECTORY OF INDO-PAK SECURITY MATRIX - Colonel IS Panjrath, SM, Major General RPS Bhadauria , VSM (Retd)
The usual humdrum of the somewhat routine narrative - terror strike by Pak supported ‘Non State Actors’ followed by emotive outbursts by Indian intelligentsia on various media platforms and ‘strong official statements’, was broken by the response of....
NEED FOR INDIAN ARMED FORCES TO RESPOND TO PLA REFORMS - Major General PK Chakravorty, VSM (Retd)
Xi Jinping the current Commander-In-Chief of Chinese Armed Forces has the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) under his full control and is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil his Chinese Dream. Simplistically the Chinese Dream is based on two characterist......
KASHMIR- TERMINATING GROUNDHOG DAY - Lieutenant General GS Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
Groundhog Day’ is a 1993 Hollywood movie in which a man re-lives the same day again, and again, and again. First he finds novelty in the situation. Then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, doing........
Current Projects - CS3
- 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
- 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
- Critical Appraisal of China’s Internal Fault Lines; Impact on China’s Rise and Lessons for India
Brig Sandeep Jain, Senior Research Fellow
- India’s Afghanistan Policy – Challenges and Prospects
Dr Raj Kumar Sharma, Associate Research Fellow
- Net Assessment of Nuclear Balance of India & Pakistan
Dr Roshan Khanijo, Senior Research Fellow & Research Coordinator
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.
Registrations for DSSC / TSOC - 2017 and Part B - 2017 open. Register immediately to commence prep through Corres Course earliest.
The first set of Course mtrl for Part B Exam 2017, dispatched to registered students on 03 Nov 16. Students are advised to register for the course imdt to draw max benefit from systematic study through the Corres Course.
The first set of Course mtrl for DSSC/TSOC Exam 2017 dispatched to registered students on 24 Nov 2016. Students are advised to register for the course imdt to draw max benefit from systematic study through the Corres Course. Students can also register for Contact Pgmes 2017.
DSSC Aspirants 2017 – Register yourself for the Corres Course and Contact Pgms imdt, as it is on first come first serve basis, and highly oversubscribed.
For Part D - Oct 16 - Registration for Part D, 2016 is open. The Course is being remodeled. Register yourself imdt to get max time for prep for best results. Latest study mtrl, handouts being issued in addition to the existing study mtrl.
The interactive course is very active. The offrs are regularly asking question on email during their prep throughout the yr and being answered. Register yourself for USI Corres Courses for making best use of Interactive Course for Part B -2017 / Part D –Oct 16 / DSSC -2017/ Part D - Oct 17.
The remodeling of Course together with hard work of USI student has shown great success in results.In 2015, USI students bagged 18 out 20 Competitive vacancies for DSSC (Army). Out of 239 Army officers nominated to attend DSSC Course, 208 were USI students. 16 out of 17 earmarked as res were USI students. See Msg from CI for detailed analysis of results. . In Part D 40% of the students of USI, passed all subjects in first attempt and 50.63% passed partly. Only 7.76% failed.
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...