New Arrivals of Books

January 2020 to December 2020

India – China Maritime  Competition : The Security Dilemma at Sea. Edited by Rajesh Basrur,  Anit Mukherjee, and T V Paul, New York, Routledge, 2019,192P.,Rs 795/- ISBN  9780367424008

Kashmir : Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle  by Saifuddin Soz, New Delhi, Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd., 2018, 236p.,Rs 599/- ISBN 9788129151926

Paradise at War : A Political History of Kashmir  by Radha Kumar, New Delhi, Aleph Book Company, 2018, 394p.,Rs 799/- ISBN 9789388292122

The Anarchy : The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire  by William Dalrymple, London : Bloomsbury, 2019, 522p.,Rs 699/- ISBN 9781526618504

The Absent Dialogue: Politicians, Bureaucrats,  and the Military in India by Anit Mukherjee, New Delhi,  Oxford University Press, 2020, Rs 1100/-

Afghan National Army : The CIA-Proxy Militias, Fatemyoun  Division, Taliban and the Islamic State of Khorasan  by Musa Khan Jalalzai, New Delhi,  Vij Books, 2020, 398p.,Rs 1450/-  ISBN: 9789389620030

Intelligence Surveillance, Security Sector Reforms, Accountability Principles and National Security Challenges Within European Union  by Musa Khan Jalalzai, , New Delhi : Vij Books, 2020, 199p Rs 1250/-   ISBN : 9788194285144

Dssc /Dstsc Entrance Examination Military Law Solved Question Papers [2009 to 2018]  by UC Jha, New Delhi, Vij Books, 2019, 69p.,Rs 295/- ISBN: 978938861817

Failed States : The Need for a Realistic Transition in Afghanistan  by Musa Khan Jalalzai, New Delhi,  Vij Books, 2020, 497p., Rs 1650/-  ISBN: 9789389620191

Massive Plunder of Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth : The US and NATO Burglars, Taliban, Islamic State of Khorasan, and Jihadist Group of Central Asia, go – fifty –fifty  by Musa Khan Jalalzai, New Delhi,  Vij Books, 2020,Rs 1250/- ISBN : 9789389620108

The Islamic State of Khorasan and the Prospect of Nuclear Jihad Against Russia and Central Asia  by Musa Khan Jalalzai , New Delhi,  Vij Books, 2019, 389p., Rs 1650/- ISBN: 9788194261858

Democracy and Authoritarianism in Pakistan : The Role of the Military and Political Parties  by Shiraz Sheikh, New Delhi,  KW Publisher, 2020, 393p.,Rs 1460 /- ISBN : 9789389137248

Hope in Despair Stories of Courage in Kashmir  by Sunanda Nehru Ganju, New Delhi : Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd, 2019, 172p.,Rs450/- ISBN : 9789386473721

Kashmir : Land of Regrets  by Moosa Raza, India, Westland, 2019, 284p.,Rs 699/-ISBN : 9789388689946

Modi 2.0 : 2nd Innings of India’s Most Successful Prime Minister – Goals and Expectations  by Biswapati Go swami, New Delhi,  Orange Boooks International, 2019, 232p.,Rs.1595/- ISBN : 9789387873063

Asia Defence Review 2019.  Edited by K.K Noher, New Delhi, Knowledge World, 2020, 273p.,Rs 1080/- ISBN : 9789389137200

In Their Own Words : Understanding Lashkar- e—Tayyaba   by Christine C. Fair, Delhi,  Oxford University Press, 2019, 307p., Rs 950/- ISBN : 9780199495214

India’s Quest for Uavs and Challenges  by R K Narang, New Delhi : KW Publisher, 2020, 428p., Rs 1520/- ISBN : 9789389137224

Scaling India- Japan Cooperation in Indo-Pacific and Beyond 2025 : Corridors, Connectivity and Contours. Edited by Jagannath P, Panda, New Delhi,  KW Publisher, 2020, 331p.,Rs.1280/- ISBN: 9789389137293

Modi 2.0 : Gujarat to South Block by Vivek  Garg, New Delhi,  Manas Publications, 2019, 352p., Rs.895/- ISBN : 9788170495604

Trials, Tremors and Hope : Political Economy of Contemporary Nepal. by Ram Sharan Mahat, New Delhi,  Adroit Publishers, 2020, 242p., Rs. 795/- ISBN : 9788187393757

India’s North – East : The Process of Change and Development. Edited by R K Samanta, Delhi,  BR Publishing Corporation, 2020, 198p.,Rs.850/- ISBN : 9788176463300

Jammu & Kashmir : A Batle of Perceptions  by AS Chonker, New Delhi, Pentagon Press, 2019, 362p., Rs.1295/- ISBN : 9788194163442

Kashmir’s Untold Story : Declassified by Iqbal Chand Malhotra, Maroof Raza, New Delhi,  Bloomsbury, 2019, 202p.,Rs. 599/- ISBN : 9789388912839

Islam , Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment : A Global and Historical Comparison by Ahmet T  Kuru, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 303p., 26.00 (PO£), ISBN : 9781108409476

Jihad in Central Asia : Foreign Fighters, the Islamic State of Khorasan,the Chechens and Uyghur Islamic Front in China by Musa Khan Jalalzai,New Delhi,  Vij Books,2020, 569p.,Rs 2250/- ISBN : 9789389620269

The Return of Deterrence : Credibility and Capabilities in a New Era. Edited by William G Braun, Von Stefanie Hlatky, Kim Richard Nossal, Delhi : Alpha, 2020, 113p.,Rs.695/- ISBN :9789353890643

China – India – Japan in the Indo – Pacific : Ideas, Interests and Infrastructure.  Edited by Jagannath P Panda , Titli Basu, New Delhi,  Pentagon Press, 2018, 398p.,Rs. 1495/- ISBN : 9789386618429

Future of Land Warfare : Beyond the Horizon.  Edited by PK Chakravorty, New Delhi,  Pentagon Press, 2020, 272p.,Rs.995/- ISBN : 9788194283744

India’s Foreign Policy : Towards Resurgence.   Edited by Dhruv  Katoch,, New Delhi, Pentagon Energy Press, 2019, 194p.,Rs.995/- ISBN : 9789386618788

J& K Invisible Faultlines. Edited by Sandya Jain, New Delhi,  Pentagon Press, 2019, 270p., Rs.995/-  ISBN : 9789386618856

Look East To Act East : Transforming India – Asean Relations in Modi Era.  Edited by Sudhir Singh, New Delhi : Pentagon Press, 2020, 326p.,Rs.1495/-  ISBN : 9788194283713

Gandhi’s Hinduism : TheStruggle Against Jinnah’s Islam  by M J Akbar, New Delhi : Bloomsbury, 2020, 454p.,Rs.699/- ISBN : 9789389449143

Pentagon Yearbook 2020 : South Asia Defence and Strategic Perspective.  Edited by Vijay  Sakhuja, New Delhi,  Pentagon Press, 2020, 250p., Rs.1995/-  ISBN : 9788194465935

Quest for Nagalim : The Tribal Factor.  by Pradeep  Chhonkar, New Delhi,   KW Publisher, 2020, 232p.,RS.1180/-, ISBN : 9789389137408

Watershed 1967: India’s Forgotten Victory Over China  by Prodosh Das Gupta, New Delhi,  Juggernaut Books, 2020, 274p, Rs.599/-, ISBN : 9789353450939

The First Anglo – Sikh War  by Amarpal Singh, India,  Harper Collins, 2010, 257p, Rs.699/-  ISBN : 9789352770083

India’s China Challenge : A Journey Through China’s Rise and What it Means for India  by Ananth Krishnan, India : Harper Collins, 2020, 420p.,Rs. 599/-   ISBN : 9789390327683

A Whole – of – Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare. by Elizabeth G Troeder, New Delhi : Alpha Editions, 2020,38p, Rs595/- ISBN: 9789353890698.

Red Teaming : Transform Your Business  :  By Thinking Like the Enemy.  by Bryce G Hoffman, London, PIATKUS, 2017, 278P., Rs 599/-  ISBN: 9780349410418



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…

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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…


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