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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.

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USI Library

USI Library ImageThe 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...

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USI Journal

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.

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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.

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Strategic Perspectives - CS3


  • WHAT NEXT: GHANI’S INDIA VISIT AND INDIA-AFGHANISTAN RELATIONS - Shri Raj Kumar Sharma

  • Afghanistan has been in a state of security and economic transition, since the US-NATO forces began their withdrawal from the country in 2014. The President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani, paid his first visit to India in late April 2015, seven mon..


  • VIETNAM: MANAGING CHALLENGES IN 2015 - Major General PK Chakravorty, VSM (Retd)

  • The Communist Party of Vietnam elected the Eleventh Party Congress in 2011. The tenth plenum of the Party Congress was held in January 2015. Right from the inception of this Congress, the leadership has demonstrated flexibility within its framework....


  • MUNIR AKRAM’S JOKE BOOK - Lieutenant General PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)

  • In his article ‘After Iran, Pakistan’ dated 01 May in irgamac.com1, a Symbiosis University Initiative, Muni Akram, former Pakistani Ambassador to the US has come out with some hilarious postulations. That he and his brother Zamir (also a diplomat) ar....


  • REFLECTIONS ON MODERNISATION OF DEFENCE FORCES - Major General Alok Deb, SM, VSM (Retd)

  • Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar last month, during his address to the Service Chiefs at the Combined Commanders Conference, directed the armed forces to exercise fiscal prudence. This was against the backdrop that there was a huge disconnect be......


  • INDIA’S SPACE CAPABILITY: WARNING SIGNALS AMIDST SUCCESSES - Air Marshal M Matheswaran, AVSM, VM (Retd)

  • The recent success of the Mars mission of ISRO has elicited singular praise from the Prime Minister and all quarters in the country. The mission is certainly a great achievement, considering the fact that it was done within limited budget and under c..


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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

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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...

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Recent Projects - CAFHR


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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.

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For Part B 2014 - 15 You can still get entire USI corres Course package including précis and pamphlets for Part B, if you subscribe now, in case you have missed out subscribing earlier.

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...

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USI Blog

Members can contribute to USI blog page by sending their articles on blogadmin@usiofindia.org through email.

Visits / Discussions

  • 12 May 2015 – A 34 member delegation from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff College Course led by Lt Col Mohamad Sallehin bin Mohamad Taib visited USI from 1030-1230 h. Presentations were given by Ambassador RS Kalha on "Retracing India-China Disputes" and Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM and Bar (Retd) on "A Strategic and Operational Analysis of the Indo-Pak War of 1971". The discussion was Chaired by Maj Gen PJS Sandhu (Retd), Officiating Director, USI.
  • 27 Apr 2015 – A seven member parliamentary delegation from the Czech Republic led by Mr F Bublan held discussions with the Director and a few other members of USI from 1030-1230 h.

Archive

Research Topics (2012-2014)

  • Military Usage of Space
  • Military Dimension of Coercive Diplomacy
  • Maritime Security
  • Strategic Engagement: A policy Framework

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Ongoing Research Projects

CS3

  • India's Comprehensive National Power (CNP)
  • National Security – Countering Transnational Terrorism

CAFHR

  • Joint USI-MEA Great War Centenary Commemoration Project
  • History of Indian State Forces
  • Customs and Traditions of Indian Armed Forces

Latest Publications

USI Gold Medal Essay Competition


Winners of 2014

Topics for 2015


Group 'A': "Approach to Formulation of a Comprehensive Military Doctrine and Military Strategy for the Indian Armed Forces for Future Conflicts" - Open to All Officers

Group 'B': "Professional Military Education – How Much Training How Much Education and Where Do We Stand?" - Open to All Officers upto 10 Years of Service

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