Completed Research Projects – Chairs of Excellence


  1. Admiral RD Katari Chair – Air Marshal PK Roy, PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd).
    Topic – “Strategic Vision – 2030 for Security and Development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands”. (2017)
  2. Air Marshal Subroto Mukherji Chair – Air Marshal M Matheswaran, AVSM, VM (Retd)
    Topic – “Space : India’s Frontiers of Security” (2016).
  3. Field Marshal KM Cariappa Chair – Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM & Bar (Retd).
    Topic – “Art of Generalship” (31 Dec 2013)..
  4. Admiral RD Katari Chair – Dr Prabhakaran Paleri.
    Topic – “Integrated Maritime Security” (30 Jun 2013)
  5. MEA Chair – Amb RS Kalha, IFS (Retd)
    Topic – “Dynamics of Preventive Diplomacy: A Case Study” (30 Jun 2013)
  6. Field Marshal KM Cariappa Chair - Lt Gen PC Katoch, PVSM,UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd).
    Topic – “Special Forces of India” (14 Sep 2012).
  7. Air Marshal Subroto Mukherji Chair – Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary, VSM (Retd)
    Topic – “Reorganising Air Force for Future Operations” (08 Dec 2011).
  8. MEA Chair – Prof KR Singh (Retd)
    Topic – “Coastal Security: Maritime Dimensions of Homeland Security”.(31 Aug 2011)
  9. Field Marshal KM Cariappa Chair - Maj Gen AK Lal, VSM (Retd).
    Topic – “Transformation 2025: Enhancing India’s Defence Capability”.(31 Mar 2011).

Completed Research Projects – Research Scholars


  1. Dr Roshan Khanijo & Maj Gen (Dr) PK Chakravorty, VSM (Retd)
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.12–2017 on “Hypersonic Vehicles and Their Impact on Military Operations and Strategic Stability” (Year 2017)
  2. Prof KN Pandita
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.11–2017 on “Kashmir Question at the Security Council” (Year 2017)
  3. Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.10–2017 on “The 19th Congress and Xi’s Rise: Implications for India” (Year 2017)
  4. Col IS Panjrath, Senior Research Fellow
    Topic – “Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons – Giving the devil more than his due?” (Year 2017)
  5. Col Sanjay Kumar, Senior Research Fellow
    Topic – “India-China Space Capabilities : A Comparison” (Year 2017)
  6. Col IS Panjrath, Senior Research Fellow
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.9–2017 on “Nuclear Instability in South Asia: Is Someone Shaping The Narrative” (Year 2017)
  7. Lt Gen PK Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd)
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.8–2017 on “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Connecting the Dots” (Year 2017)
  8. Col Anurag Dwivedi, Senior Research Fellow
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.7–2017 on “New Threats in the Information Warfare Domain” (Year 2017)
  9. Cdr MH Rajesh, Research Fellow
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.6–2017 on “South China Sea in Retrospect Post Tribunal Verdict” (Year 2017)
  10. Col Zubin Bhatnagar, Senior Research Fellow
    Topic – “Strategic Stability in South Asia: Challenges and Implications for India” (Year 2017)
  11. Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd) and Dr Raj Kumar Sharma
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No. 5–2017 on “India’s SCO Membership – Challenges and Opportunities” (Year 2016)
  12. Dr Roshan Khanijo, Senior Research Fellow
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.4-2016 on “Does India Need to Review its Nuclear Doctrine” (Year 2016)
  13. Shri Asoke Mukerji, IFS (Retd) & Lt Gen Chander Prakash (Retd)
    Topic – “USI Occasional Paper No.3-2016 on “India and United Nations Peace Operations: Security Sector Reform” (Year 2016)
  14. Col SK Shahi, Senior Research Fellow
    Topic – “Growing Relations between China, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar and its Implications for India” (Year 2016)
  15. Col Rohit Mehrotra, Senior Research Fellow
    Topic – – “China’s Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities and Implications for India” (Year 2016)

Special Project Studies Completed


  1. Scenario Building and Scenario Analysis of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) (Net Assessment Project) (Year 2017)
  2. SWOT Analysis of Bangladesh (Net Assessment Project) (Year 2016)
  3. Environment Scan of Afghanistan BMC Analysis (Year 2015)
  4. Environment Scan of Pakistan BMC Analysis (Year 2015)
  5. Strategic Balance in South Asia. (Net Assessment Project) (Year 2014)
  6. The War Waging Potential of China 2025. (Net Assessment Project) (Year 2013)
  7. China's Strategic Progression and its Impact on India's Security. (Year 2013)
  8. India’s Comprehensive National Power.(Year 2013)
  9. Exploitation of National Space Assets as Force Multipliers for Land Operations.(Year 2012)


MacGregor Medal