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
Dealing With Iran : Quandary For The United States - Colonel GG Pamidi
West Asia or the Middle East as the region is more widely known; presents one of the most perilous contexts for nuclear proliferation. Regional conflicts in the Middle East have over the past 60 years frequently escalated to war. The Middle East’s..
INDIA –US DEFENCE TIES : GATHERING MOMENTUM - Major General RPS Bhadauria , VSM (Retd)
The recent visit of US Secretary of Defence, M. Ashton Carter, generated much media attention for two reasons, one, this was his second visit in 11 months and two, an ‘In Principle’ agreement was reached with his Indian counterpart Mr. Manohar Parrik....
NEPAL – CHINA TRANSIT AGREEMENT - Group Captain Sharad Tewari, VM (Retd)
On Monday, 21 March 2016, Nepal signed ten Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with China. According to a press release issued by Pramod Dahal, the Nepal Prime Minister’s press advisor, the agreements signed include the transit and transport agreement..
COLD WAR RELAPSE: CHINA COULD BE THE REAL GAINER - Shri Raj Kumar Sharma
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev seemed to have turned back the clock when he warned of a ‘new Cold War’ with the West at the recent Munich Security Conference. His comments were preceded by a similar statement from James Clapper, Director of..
PLA REORGANISATION: STRATEGIC SUPPORT FORCE - Col Rohit Mehrotra
The reorganisation of PLA was on the cards for quite some time and gained momentum since the taking over of Xi Jinping as the President, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC)....
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.
Registrations for DSSC / TSOC - 2016 and Part B - 2016 open. Register immediately to commence prep through Corres Course earliest.
The first set of Course mtrl for Part B Exam 2016, dispatched to registered students on 03 Nov 15. 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 2016 dispatched to registered students on 24 Nov 2015. 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 2016.
DSSC Aspirants 2016 – 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 -2016 / Part D –Oct 16 / DSSC -2016.
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.
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...