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
WHAT NEXT: GHANI’S INDIA VISIT AND INDIA-AFGHANISTAN RELATIONS - Shri Raj Kumar Sharma
Afghanistan has been in a state of security and economic transition, since the US-NATO forces began their withdrawal from the country in 2014. The President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani, paid his first visit to India in late April 2015, seven mon..
VIETNAM: MANAGING CHALLENGES IN 2015 - Major General PK Chakravorty, VSM (Retd)
The Communist Party of Vietnam elected the Eleventh Party Congress in 2011. The tenth plenum of the Party Congress was held in January 2015. Right from the inception of this Congress, the leadership has demonstrated flexibility within its framework....
MUNIR AKRAM’S JOKE BOOK - Lieutenant General PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
In his article ‘After Iran, Pakistan’ dated 01 May in irgamac.com1, a Symbiosis University Initiative, Muni Akram, former Pakistani Ambassador to the US has come out with some hilarious postulations. That he and his brother Zamir (also a diplomat) ar....
REFLECTIONS ON MODERNISATION OF DEFENCE FORCES - Major General Alok Deb, SM, VSM (Retd)
Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar last month, during his address to the Service Chiefs at the Combined Commanders Conference, directed the armed forces to exercise fiscal prudence. This was against the backdrop that there was a huge disconnect be......
INDIA’S SPACE CAPABILITY: WARNING SIGNALS AMIDST SUCCESSES - Air Marshal M Matheswaran, AVSM, VM (Retd)
The recent success of the Mars mission of ISRO has elicited singular praise from the Prime Minister and all quarters in the country. The mission is certainly a great achievement, considering the fact that it was done within limited budget and under c..
Current Projects - CS3
- Asymmetric Warfare Capabilities being Developed by China : Implications for India
Col Saif Khan, Senior Research Fellow
- PLA Modernisation and Likely Force Structure by 2025
Col NSP Bisht, Senior Research Fellow
- 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
- The Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham: Method in Madness
Dr. Adil Rasheed, 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...