CS3 - Research Faculty

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Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd), Deputy Director (Research) and Head Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation (CS3)

Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd) is PSC, HC, NDC, MPhil (Twice), and PGDM. His prestigious Command and Staff assignments include, Senior Faculty Member at NDC, New Delhi, Command of a Mountain Division, BGS of a Corps, Principal Director Net Assessment, Defence Attaché in Central Asia and UN Military Observer in Central America. He specializes in Strategic Net Assessment, Scenario Building and Strategic Gaming. He writes for professional journals and participates in national and international events.

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Maj Gen RPS Bhadauria, VSM (Retd) - Distinguished Fellow

After 36 years of Service, he retired from NDC, New Delhi where he was a faculty member. He has the unique distinction of being the first Chief of Staff of the Mountain Strike Corps. His command assignments include command of a newly raised Division in Arunachal Pradesh and brigade and battalion in Sikkim. He has served extensively on India’s Northern Borders in various other capacities. He was member of Army’s VI Pay Commission Cell and served in DRDO on project to develop computer war games for the Army. He attended courses on Politics and Strategic Affairs in Brazil in 2006 and NDC course in 2010.

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Group Captain Sharad Tewari, VM (Retd)

Gp Capt Sharad Tewari was commissioned into the flying branch of the IAF. He is an alumnus of Flying Instructors’ School, Defence Services Staff College and College of Defence Management. He also attended an International Course on UN Peacekeeping at Nairobi (Kenya) in 2005. He is a recipient of Vayu Sena Medal. He has been a former Director (Net Assessment) at HQ Integrated Defence Staff and specialises in Net Assessment and Scenario Building. He has conducted a number of seminars as well as studies related to Net Assessment and a scenario building workshop. Presently, he is a Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation (CS-3) at the USI. He has been part of the research team for two National Security Studies, on China and South Asia respectively, at USI. He has carried out an Environment Scan of Afghanistan for HQ IDS. He has been a guest speaker at OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat and CPR, New Delhi.

Research Project Subject: "India-China and Strategic Balance in South Asia"

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Dr (Mrs) Roshan Khanijo – Senior Research Fellow & Research Coordinator

Dr. Roshan Khanijo’s academic qualification includes BSc, MA and PhD. She has published a book titled “Complexities and Challenges of Nuclear India” and a Monogram “Iranian Nuclear Conundrum”. She was the member of the study team which did the Net Assessment on China and South Asia. She has carried out an Environmental Scan of Pakistan for HQIDS. She has been a panellist in various national and international panel discussions on nuclear issues. She presented a paper in the seminar organized by CIISS (China Institute for International and strategic Studies) in Beijing, and KNDU (Korean National Defence University) South Korea. She also took part in the discussions held by CICIR (China Institute of Contemporary International Relations) in Beijing She has written articles in national and foreign journals and regularly writes ‘Occasional Papers’ on strategic issues. She gave a guest lecture on “Net Assessment” in ARTRAC, Shimla and has been a guest speaker at OP Jindal Global University at Sonipat. Presently she is working as a Senior Research Fellow and Research Coordinator at the Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation (CS-3) at the USI.

Research Project Subject: Research Project Subject: "Net Assessment of Nuclear Balance of India and Pakistan"

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Brig Sandeep Jain – Senior Research Fellow

Commissioned into Infantry in 1988, Brig Sandeep Jain has done MSc and M Phil in Defense and Strategic Studies from Madras University and Devi Ahilya Bai University, respectively. The officer has served as part of IPKF, in Op RHINO and Op RAKSHAK. He has held command and staff appointments commensurate to his rank and service in all parts of the country. The officer has served twice with UN Peacekeeping missions in Eritrea and South Sudan, the latter in the capacity of Sector Cdr.

Research Project Subject: Critical Appraisal of China’s Internal Fault Lines; Impact on China’s Rise and Lessons for India.

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Col Sanjay Kumar – Senior Research Fellow

Commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in 1989, Col Sanjay Kumar has done MTech in Transportation Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. The officer has to credit two foreign tenures, firstly as United Nations Military Observer in Democratic Republic of Congo and second one in Bhutan as Colonel (Works & Planning).

Research Project Subject: A Comparative Analysis of China & India’s Space Capabilities, Implications: Challenges and Response.

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Col Inderjit S Panjrath, SM, Senior Research Fellow

An alumnus of RIMC, Dehra Dun and NDA, Khadakvasla, Col Inderjit S Panjrath was commissioned into the Corps of Army Air Defence in Jun 1990. In a career spanning twenty six years, the officer has tenanted an array of appointments which include command of an Air Defence Regiment in the North East and graded staff in active Counter Insurgency Operations in J&K as well as Assam. He has also had two tenures at the Army HQ, in the Military Secretary’s Branch and the Directorate General of Military Operations. A graduate of DSSC, Wellington, DSCSC, Mirpur Dhaka and the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, he holds post graduate degrees in Strategic Studies and Management. Currently with the USI of India, his topic of research is ‘Impact of Tactical Nuclear Weapons on Indo-Pak Nuclear Balance’.

Research Project Subject: Impact of Tactical Nuclear Weapons on Indo-Pak Nuclear Balance

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Col Anurag Dwivedi, Senior Research Fellow

Commissioned into Corps of Signals in 1989, Col Anurag Dwivedi is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (BSc), Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (B Tech) and IIT Kharagpur (M Tech). The officer has commanded a Command Signal Regiment and has served in both Communication and Electronic Warfare units. Important staff appointments tenanted include Director Integrated Electronic Warfare Programme, PMO SURAJ and Deputy Director, DSA both at Army Headquarters. The officer has done three instructional tenures including as Commander, Faculty of Computer Technology & Systems and IT Wing. He has also served in the United Nations Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo. The officer has extensive experience of handling large projects in fields of Telecommunication as well as Electronic Warfare. He was part of the staff at a newly raised Divisional HQ in Arunachal Pradesh prior to joining USI as a Senior Research Fellow.

Research Project Subject: "Integrating Information Warfare (IW) Operations with Kinetic Means for achieving War Objectives : Impact on Force Structuring and Operational Doctrine"

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Col Zubin Bhatnagar, Senior Research Fellow

Col Zubin Bhatnagar was commissioned in the MARATHA LI in 1992. The officer has held command, staff and instructional appointments to include command of an Infantry Battalion along the Line of Control in High Altitude Area, staff appointments at formation and Army HQ and instructional appointments at Infantry School, Mhow. The officer also served with distinction at United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Apart from the mandatory courses the officer has done his Defence Services Staff Course and the prestigious Higher Command Course. He is presently a Senior Research Fellow at USI of India.

Research Project Subject: “An Appraisal of Strategic Stability in South Asia with particular reference to Af-Pak Region: Implications for India”

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Cdr MH Rajesh – Research Fellow

Cdr MH Rajesh is an alumnus of Naval Academy and Defense Services Staff College. He has twenty one years of experience in the Indian Navy. He is a Submariner and has specialized in Anti-Submarine Warfare. He has tenured various operational and staff assignments including command of a Kilo Class Submarine. He has post graduate degrees in History and Strategic Studies. He is presently with the USI of India, researching on China and Indian Ocean.

Research Project Subject: "Chinese Maritime Strategy in IOR and Implications for the India’s Maritime Security Engagement in the Region"

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Dr Raj Kumar Sharma – Research Fellow

Dr Raj Kumar Sharma has received his PhD degree from the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He holds M Phil and MA degree in International Relations from JNU. He also has a Masters in Mass Communication from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar. He has worked as a Journalist with Press Trust of India, India’s leading news agency. He was part of USI teams which contributed to studies on South Asia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh for HQIDS. He has delivered guest lectures at Jindal School of Global Affairs, OP Jindal University, Sonepat. Earlier, he was Political Science Guest Faculty at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. He also contributes articles on Indian foreign and security policies to Japanese magazine, Nikkei Asian Review. He has also participated in national and international seminars on international relations.

Research Project Subject:“India’s Afghanistan Policy – Challenges and Prospects”

Faculty Team Working On Current Projects

Chairs of Excellence

  • Admiral RD Katari Chair. - Air Marshal PK Roy, PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd)
  • Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee Chair. - Air Marshal M Matheswaran, AVSM, VM, PhD (Retd)
  • MEA Chair. - Lt Gen PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
  • Field Marshal KM Cariappa Chair - Vacant
  • Dr DS Kothari Chair. - Vacant
  • Flying Officer Amandeep Singh Gill Chair. - Vacant

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Air Marshal Pramod Kumar Roy, PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd)

Air Marshal Pramod Kumar Roy, PVSM AVSM VM VSM joined the National Defence Academy as a cadet in 1971 and was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 11 July 1975. He held appointments of Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration at Headquarters Eastern Air Command, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel Airmen and Civilian) at Air Headquarters. As Air Marshal, he was appointed as the Commandant of National Defence College. In 2012, he became Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The Air Marshal has also served as the Military and Air Attaché in the Indian Embassy at Ukraine with accreditation to Romania from 2002 to 2005. He was also nominated as the ADC to the President of India.

Research Project Subject: "Strategic Vision – 2030 for Security and Development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands"

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Air Marshal M Matheswaran, AVSM, VM, PhD (Retd))

Air Marshal M Matheswaran was the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) at Head Quarters, IDS until his retirement 0n 31 Mar 2014. His academic achievements include Master’s, M Phil, Ph D in “Defence and Strategic Studies” (University of Madras) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management. He is a Senior Fellow of Executive Education Program on National and International Security, Harvard University - John.F.Kennedy School of Governance. He is alumni of Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. He has submitted a major study on the Indian Aeronautical sector in March 2014. Post retirement he has taken up the post of “Advisor-Strategy” to the Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. He is now advisor to FICCI on Aerospace and Defence Industry Task Force. He is a member of the Executive Council (Governing Body) of the IDSA (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses). He is also visiting faculty for Hindustan Management Academy at Bangalore, India. He is a Visiting Distinguished fellow at the ‘Centre for Aerospace Studies’ at New Delhi, India.

Research Project Subject: "Space : India’s Frontiers of Security"

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Lt Gen PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)

Lt Gen PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC superannuated as Director General Information Systems of Indian Army in 2009. A Special Forces officer, he participated in the 1971 Indo-Pak War, commanded a Special Forces battalion under the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, the Siachen Brigade during Kargil Conflict, a Division in Ladakh and a Strike Corps in South Western Theatre. He was part of the Indian contingent to an international sky-diving competition in USSR during 1976 and has served as Defence Attaché in Japan with accreditation to Republic of Korea from February 1994 to July 1997. An MSc in Defence Studies from Madras University, he is graduate of the National Defence College. Post retirement, he has authored over 920 articles on international affairs, geopolitics, military, security, technical and topical issues. He has been active in seminars at international and national levels and has presented papers in USA, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Afghanistan and Maldives. He has authored books titled ‘India’s Special Forces’ and ‘Indian Military and Network Centric Warfare’. He is currently undertaking research on Hybrid Warfare under aegis United Services Institution of India.

Research Project Subject: "Hybrid Warfare"


MacGregor Medal