The United Service Institution of India
The USI is a unique institution with unequalled expertise in the field of national security and matters pertaining to defence services. It has built an outstanding reputation over the last 140 years. It is an autonomous institution with a membership exceeding 13000. The USI has ongoing bilateral dialogues with similar institutes in many countries and it is expanding.
The primary resource of the USI is its library, which holds over 65000 books and periodicals, some dating back to 16th Century, on a large variety of subjects. There are memoirs, biographies, recollections, manuscripts for scholars and researchers...
The USI publishes a quarterly journal which has had uninterrupted publication since 1871, including during the two World Wars. It is the oldest surviving defence journal in the country and in Asia. It is supplied free of cost to the members.
Centre for Strategic Studies & Simulation (CS3)
The Centre aims at conducting detailed and comprehensive enquiry, research and analyses of national and international security related issues. It also conducts simulation exercises.
Strategic Perspectives - CS3
DEFENCE BUDGET 2015-16 : AN ANALYSIS - Colonel PK Vasudeva, PhD (Retd)
The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on 28 February a modest 7.9 per cent increase in defence spending for the fiscal year 2015-16, suggesting that it will move only gradually with the military's long wish list for fighter jets, submarines, sh......
OBAMA'S LANDMARK VISIT – A BIG BOOST TO INDO-US TIES BUT WORRISOME FOR CHINA AND PAKISTAN - Colonel PK Vasudeva, PhD (Retd)
President Barack Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest during 66th Republic Day Parade and the agreements relating to operationalisation of the civil nuclear deal, renewal of Defence Framework, strategic and economic partnership signed between th....
WHO WILL PREVAIL IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST RADICAL ISLAMIST ELEMENTS - Lieutenant General PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
A recent article titled, ‘Egypt’s Sisi: Islamic Thinking Is Antagonizing the Entire World’ by Raymond Ibrahim of the David Horwitz Freedom Center, refers to a speech made by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to religious scholars from Al-Azhar..
A CLOSE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN SRI LANKA - Shri Nitin A Gokhale
A few days from today, Sri Lanka’s 15 million voters will be exercising their franchise in what may turn out to be that country’s most important election this century. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, bidding for an unprecedented third time in office, ca..
REPORT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON “AFGHANISTAN AND REGIONAL SECURITY” ORGANISED BY THE CHINA INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES (CIISS) BEIJING, Dec 10-11, 2014 - Major General BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd)
The USI and CIISS established a bilateral exchange programme in 1992 and since then scholars from the two institutions have been regularly interacting at various fora. The scholars of CIISS, other think tanks of China and top-level security experts f....
Current Projects - CS3
- Asymmetric Warfare Capabilities being Developed by China : Implications for India
Col Saif Khan, Senior Research Fellow
- PLA Modernisation and Likely Force Structure by 2025
Col NSP Bisht, Senior Research Fellow
- Water Security: Myth, Reality and Measures
Col Vishal Murada Senior Research Fellow
- Cyber Warfare: It’s Implications on National Security
Col Sanjeev Relia, Senior Research Fellow
- China’s Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities and Implications for India
Col Rohit Mehrotra, Senior Research Fellow
- Growing Relations between China, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar and its Implications for India
Col SK Shahi, Senior Research Fellow
- Lowering the Threshold: Tactical Nuclear Weapons
Dr Roshan Khanijo, Senior Research Fellow
- The Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham: Method in Madness
Dr. Adil Rasheed, Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research (CAFHR)
The Centre aims to encourage the objective study of all facets of the history of the Indian Armed Forces including the military history of the colonial and pre-colonial eras...
Recent Projects - CAFHR
Correspondence Courses by USI
The Institution runs regular correspondence courses for officers of the Armed Forces to assist them in preparing for Promotion and Defence Services Staff College / Technical Staff College examinations.
Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK)
CUNPK organises workshops, seminars and training capsules for officers of the Indian Armed Forces and the friendly foreign countries, selected for deployment in UN Peacekeeping missions. It also oversees the practical training of Indian contingents. CUNPK is a prominent member of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC) and has been running the Secretariat since 2005...