Army Training Command (ARTRAC), in collaboration with the United Service Institution of India (USI), organized a webinar on 20 December 2021 on the topic- “New Generation Warfare: Trends and key developments in high end conflict: Lessons in the Indian Context”. The objective of this discussion was to cover the conflict areas and India’s preparedness and challenges in the war situations. The welcome remarks were delivered by Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd), Director USI. The keynote address was given by Lt Gen Raj Shukla, PVSM, YSM, SM, ADC GOC-in-C, ARTRAC. He highlighted the significance of this topic in the current scenario of India’s National Security.

The Seminar was divided into four panels. The panel one discussed the topic MDW Capabilities of China and Pakistan. The speakers of this panel highlighted the Kinetic and Non-Kinetic Spectrums of Conflict, Non-Contact warfare, Low Cost-High cost warfare, Instruments of Proxy war, Modus Operandi of Proxy war, Manifestations of Sino-Pak Collusivity, likely manifestations of Non-Contact warfare, water as weapon, China’s water policy, recommendations for India’s Water policy. The panel consisted of the following speakers: Lt Gen SL Narasimhan, Maj Gen Arvind Bhatia, and Maj Gen VK Singh.

The second panel emphasized upon the “Approach of Russia and Israel to Grey Zone Conflict”. The detailed discussions took place on Ukraine Conflict areas, Ukraine Demographic Profile, the key events in Ukraine Revolution, Tenets of Russian Hybrid Operations, and Assessment of Global Trends such as Blurring of lines between State of War and Peace, Change in Rules of War, use of Non-military means to achieve political and strategic aims, exploitation of Internal Dissonance, and selective use of Military means. The following panelists discussed the above topics: Lt Gen ArunSahni, Lt Gen Dushyant Singh.

The third panel covered the topic on “Long Range Vector Hyper Sonics A2/AD Space; FOBS Non-Kinetic ops”. The discussions revolved around the following issues- Pakistan’s Full spectrum deterrence posture, Growing fissile material production industry warheads, Pakistan’s Strategy, capabilities, China’s Strategy, Modernization Trends, AI and Autonomous unmanned systems, India’s Response Mechanisms, Capability Gap, Mobility, Signature, Management and Concealment of Strategic AD systems, issues such as Co-mingling, pre-launch, ambiguity, Deterrence stability, position of strength. Dr Roshan Khanijo, Mr. SauravJha, GpCaptAjeyLele, and Lt Gen RS Panwar were the panelists.

The fourth panel covered the topic “Partnerships Influence OPS Air power in MDW”. The speakers talked about the importance of partnerships in the domain of air power. This panel consisted of Mr. Shashank Joshi, Lt Gen PJS Pannu, Air Marshal Anil Khosla.

The fifth panel focused upon the topic “In the Stated Context and Suggested Response Strategy for India”. The discussion covered the futuristic perspective of India with regard to its security, Chinese strategic communication and India’s response to it. The following panelists spoke on the above topic: Vice Adm Pradeep Chauhan, Dr. Mayank Dwivedi, and Lt Gen VG Khandare.

Welcome Address by Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd), Director USI.

Keynote Address by Lt Gen Raj Shukla, PVSM, YSM, SM, ADC GOC-in-C, ARTRAC

Panel 1

Panel 2

Panel 3

Panel 4

Panel 5


Report prepared by Reena Bhatiya, Research Assistant, CS3, USI.


USI-ICWA UN Webinar Challenges of Mission Leadership in UN Peace Operations

USI is conducting a series of webinars on the UN themes in collaboration with ICWA Since 2021, for the cross-fertilization of ideas and generating policy recommendations for reforms and restructuring …

War Disabled Personnel of Indian Armed Forces: Challenges, Concerns and Aspirations

Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen sacrifice their lives & limbs for many reasons, like national, regimental and unit pride; high level of motivation; courage; call of duty; and above all the understanding that …

Major Navdeep Singh: USI War Wounded Foundation Event

Talk by Maj Navdeep Singh, Author and Legal Luminary Need for Formulating a ‘War Disabled Persons Special Disability (WDPSD’s) Act’ for War Disabled Personnel and its Important Components.

38th USI National Security Lecture

The 38th USI National Security Lecture was delivered by Lt Gen Raj Shukla, PVSM, YSM, SM, ADC on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at 1100 h (IST) at the United Service Institution of India. 37th National Se…

'Is The New Cold War a Myth or Reality'?

A talk on 'Is The New Cold War a Myth or Reality'? by Mr Atul Singh, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief Fair Observer, USA scheduled at the USI, New Delhi on Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022 from 1100 to 1300 H (I…

UN Peace Operations: Women, Peace and Security

Along with the decline in inter-state conflicts and a sharp increase in intra-state conflicts in the last two decades, there is a consequent increase in the casualties to innocent civilians. Taking no…

National Security Policy of Pakistan (NSPP) 2022-2026

USI is conducting a panel discussion on the ‘National Security Policy of Pakistan (NSPP) 2022-2026’ on 07 Feb 2022 from 1100 h to 1300 h.

FRONTLINE COMMANDER: The Military Biography of the Late Lt Gen Jaswant Singh, PVSM, AVSM


37th National Security Lecture: The Chinese Challenge - Its Many Dimensions and India's Options

Shri Maroof Raza, a well know commentator on strategic security and military issues will deliver the lecture on 24 Nov 2021 at 1100 hrs at the USI. The focus of the talk will be the geo-strategic as w…

Indian Military Operations Mukti Bahini & the BSF Salient Factors in the Liberation of Bangladesh

Shri VK Gaur and Lt Col BB Singh with Dr Sanjeev Chopra (based on VK Gaur’s book Yoon Janma Bangladesh) Chair: LS Bajpai

Naval Operations Beyond Naval Blockade Valley of Words 2021

Sandeep Unnithan in conversation with Admiral Anup Singh - Valley of Words 2021.

Air Operations Experience of First Heliborne Operation Valley of Words 2021 1080p

Sqn Ldr Rana Chinna in conversation with Sqn Ldr Pushp Vaid, VrC

Air Operations Air War in the West Valley of Words 2021 1080p

AVM Manmohan Bahadur in conversation with Jagan Mohan (Unheralded operations by Vampires, 'Texan' Harvard, Canberras and An-12)

Stories of Valour Narration of stories of valour by Maroof Raza Valley of Words 2021

Narration of stories of valour by Maroof Raza. Maroof Raza talks of forthcoming book The Contested Lands (India-China border dispute) - Valley of Words 2021

Managing Future Conflicts Role of World and Regional Fora Valley of Words 2021

Ambassador Asoke Mukerji and Maj Gen Dhruv Katoch Moderator: Lt Gen JS Lidder original video can be accessed from:…

Perceptions India’s Compulsions and Outlook on East Pakistan Objectives and Strategy

Shri Iqbal Malhotra in conversation with Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma and Maj Gen Ian Cardozo - Valley of Words 2021

Perceptions Western Pakistan’s Designs on East Pakistan Campaign, Objectives and Strategy

Lt Gen PJS Pannu in conversation with Christine Fair and Ambassador Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty

Contribution of Indian Cinema in Infusing Patriotism Valley of Words 2021

Lt Gen PJS Pannu and Maroof Raza in conversation with Shri JP Dutta (producer, director, filmmaker) and Nomination of Bollywood film Border on 1971 War. Original video can be accessed from: https://w…

Diplomacy and Statecraft Perceptions Information and Media Operations Valley of Words 2021

Lt Gen PJS Pannu in conversation with Sir Mark Tully, Subroto Chattopadhyay and Vishnu Shankar (Editor, TV9 Network) Original video can be accessed from :…

USI- FO Live: Evolving Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region

The United Service Institution of India (USI) and Fair Observer present a panel discussion on the evolving geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region. Lately, the AUKUS Deal has added another twist to th…

𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐖𝐞𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫 on Buyout Sino Pak Collusivity Implications For India Maj

STRIVE a Lucknow based National and Defence Security Studies Centre organised a Webinar in collaboration with Military Literature Festival, Lucknow on a highly sensitive and contemporary issue the “B…

Can India and Pakistan Take Steps Towards Rapprochement

In this episode Major General BK Sharma (Director - United Service Institution of India) and Lt. General Asad Durrani (Former Director General ISI, Pakistan talks with Analyst Arvind Saharan on Indi…

𝗨𝗡 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀

Over the past few decades, inter-state conflicts waned but there has been an increase in Intra-state conflicts. In any conflict, the innocent civilians are the ones who suffer the most. But the suffer…

Valedictory Address by CDS General Bipin Rawat PVSM UYSM AVSM YSM SM VSM ADC

Valedictory Address by CDS General Bipin Rawat PVSM UYSM AVSM YSM SM VSM ADC The original video of the event can be accessed on the VoW youtube channel:…

Managing Future Conflicts Deterrence and Conflict Prevention: Valley of Words 2021

Major General Dhruv C Katoch, SM, VSM (Retd) in conversation Lieutenant General JS Lidder, UYSM, AVSM (Retd), Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, Shri Arvind Gupta and Lt Gen Prakash Menon PVSM, AVSM, VSM [Retd…


close slider

    All classes of membership except temporary membership and membership of Service Officers applying for Correspondence Courses being conducted by the USI, will be subject to approval by the Executive Committee. The following are ordinarily eligible to become members of the Institution, with full voting rights:-

    Read More