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
THE WORLD ORDER SET TO CHANGE YET AGAIN : NEED FOR A NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR INDIA - Major General PJS Sandhu, (Retd)
Since the end of Cold War and demise of the Soviet Union, we have been living in a unipolar world but hoping for a multipolar one to emerge. This has not happened and instead what we have witnessed is the emergence of unilateralism, coalitions of the wil..
JAPAN’S AGREEMENT TO HAND OVER WEAPONS GRADE URANIUM TO THE US: MERELY SYMBOLIC OR SUBSTANTIAL & SIGNIFICANT? - Colonel GG Pamidi
Post the Second World War; Japan adopted its Post War Constitution, also called as the ‘Peace Constitution’. It has been so called because of inclusion of the famous Article 9 which renounces the right to wage war. The renunciation of armed force was in..
POLITICS OF NUCLEARIZATION - Lieutenant General PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
Way back in June 1994, Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata stated in the Diet (Japanese Parliament) that Japan had the knowhow to make the nuclear bomb. That being an official acknowledgement, it did not imply that the Japanese had acquired the technolog..
BAGHDAD CALLING - Lieutenant General PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
The First International Conference on Combating Terrorism held at Baghdad, Iraq on 12-13 March 2014 with delegates from over 25 countries plus the UN, EU, Arab League, Islamic Cooperation Council and Interpol participating. The Conference was an initiativ..
UKRAINE AT THE CROSS ROADS OF HISTORY - Nirmala Joshi, Professor
By incorporating Crimea into the Russian Federation , President Vladimir Putin has given a decisive turn to international politics. This is indeed a milestone step for it has led to a split of a soverign independent country . Whatever be the rati....
Ongoing Projects - CS3
- National Security – Countering Transnational Terrorism
This study is being undertaken under the “Colonel Pyara Lal Memorial Research Scholarship II” and aims to examine policies and strategies for effective management of transnational terrorism in South Asia.
- Exploitation of National Space Assets as Force Multipliers for Land Operations
The study aims to examine the integration of space assets in support of ground operations in its entirety.
- China’s Strategy up to 2025 and Options for India
The project would carry out a comparative net assessment of evolving Sino-Indian politico-military and strategic balance up to the timeframe of 2025 and recommend policy options.
- Strategies for Countering Non-State Actors
The study would examine the challenge from Non State Actors with a view to evolve strategies to counter the same with particular reference to India.
- The Military Implications of Space & Policy Implications for India
The project would study the importance of space as the emerging centre of gravity of military and economic development and examine policy implications for India.
- Strategic Directions - China
The project would study the national and military strategies of India and China and the ramifications of China’s rise.
- India's Comprehensive National Power
The project aims to study the present models of Comprehensive National Power and evolve a model that takes a comprehensive view of Indian National and Military Power.
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...