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 Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd)– Distinguished Fellow

Maj Gen Rajiv Narayananan was commissioned in the Armoured Corps; during his distinguished service of 38 years he has held many senior appointments in the Army including Cdr of an Armoured Brigade of an Armoured Division of a Strike Corps, GOC of a Mountain Division deployed on Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East and on the LAC with China, and as the ADGMO (B) for three years from where he super-annuated. He has also served as the DA in the Indian Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. An avid reader and a keen follower of IR and geopolitics, he specializes in China studies, military strategy, force structures, force & capability development and military technology. He has written many articles published in various magazine and journals.

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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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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 Shaman Chodha – Senior Research Fellow

An alumnus of NDA, Khadakwasla, Col Shaman Chodha was commissioned into the Corps of Artillery in Dec 1993. In a career spanning twenty four years, the officer has tenanted an array of appointments which include command of an Arty Regiment in North East and the first SMERCH Battery raised in the country. He has been an instructor in NDA, Khadakwasla, G1 (Ops) of an Assam Rifles Sector in Nagaland, Director Arty 2 (Ops) in Artillery Directorate at IHQ of MoD (Army) and Col GS (Ops) of an Infantry Division as part of Strike Corps in Western Theatre. A graduate of DSSC, Wellington, Higher Command Course, Mhow, he holds post graduate degrees in Weapon Technology and Strategic and Defence Studies from Pune University and Madras University respectively. He has done his M. Phil in Strategic Studies from Punjab University. He has also done SMERCH Weapon System Battery Commander course from Mikhailoskaya Artillery Academy, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Currently he is a Senior Research Fellow with the USI of India.

Research Project Subject: “Subject: Pakistan’s Internal Security Challenges and the Army’s Ability to Overcome Them”

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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"


Faculty Team Working On Current Projects

Chairs of Excellence

  • Admiral RD Katari Chair. - Vacant
  • Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee Chair. - Vacant
  • MEA Chair. - Lt Gen PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
  • Field Marshal KM Cariappa Chair - Mr Claude Arpi
  • Dr DS Kothari Chair. - Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
  • Flying Officer Amandeep Singh Gill Chair. - Vacant

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

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"

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Lieutenant General (Dr) V K Saxena PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)

Lieutenant General (Dr) V K Saxena PVSM, AVSM, VSM is the former Director General of the Corp of Army Air Defence in the Indian Army. The General in his long and distinguished career in the Army, spanning over four decades has served in various command and staff appointments including active service in ‘Counter Insurgency’ environment in Jammu and Kashmir. He is the only Air Defence Officer who has had the honour to command the prestigious Army Air Defence College for two tenures. As Director General the General is credited to have taken the Corps of Army Air Defence many notches up in operational readiness through up-gradation of existing weapon systems and induction of new ones to include most notably, the Akash Weapon System, besides many others.

General Saxena is a United Nations scholar with an MPhil and PhD. He is also a Law scholar pursuing qualifications in Human Rights, Child Rights, Medical Law and Ethics from the prestigious National Law School of India University. The General is also a prolific writer. He has authored 5 books and has to his credit, more than 100 articles in various defence magazines. He is holding the Kothari (DRDO) Chair of Excellence at the USI where he is writing and editing a Book titled “Future Air Defence Needs of the Country"

Research Project Subject: "Future Needs of Ground Based Air Defence in the Country"


CENTRE FOR UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING (CUNPK)

MacGregor Medal