Strategic Yearbook 2018

There is a wide spread perception amongst the intelligentsia that India lacks strategic culture. The deficiency if any perhaps lies in the reluctance to articulate India’s perceptions on strategic issues, as also to formulate a long term strategic view. As the oldest think tank in Asia, United Services Institution of India (USI) decided to address the above issue and how it could contribute to evolution and dissemination of strategic thought on challenges facing the Nation. To this end the publication of a USI Strategic Yearbook 2016, which was the maiden attempt, which received wide appreciation for its quality and contents.
This current issue of the Yearbook contains series of articles by eminent persons and experts on various aspects of national security; the aim being to provide a strategic perspective which will create awareness and also help the policymakers in giving a strategic direction for India to transform into a developed society and a secured nation. USI hope’s that readers will find this publication useful and interesting. 

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Bal Krishan Sharma,AVSM, SM** (Retd), the Deputy Director Research and Head of Center for Strategic Studies and Simulation at United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi. He specialises in Strategic Net Assessments, Scenario Building and Gaming.

Dr Roshan Khanijo is a Senior Research Fellow and Research Co-coordinator at the Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation (CS3), United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi. Her academic qualification includes BSc, MA and Ph.D. She is a strategic analyst. Her areas of focus are Security, Nuclear Issues, Indo-Pacific Region, Niche technologies and South Asia.

She has authored and edited books, monographs and occasional papers. Some of them are Complexities and Challenges of Nuclear India, Indo-Pacific Region Security Dynamics and Challenges, Nuclear Security Summit –The Challenge Continues, China’s Military Modernisation; etc. She was the editor of USI’s digital magazine ‘Strategic Perspective’ and is the Co-Editor of the USI Strategic Year Book.

She has been a panellist in number of national and international workshops/Seminars and presented paper in CIISS (China Institute for International Strategic Studies), Beijing, CICIR (China Institute of Contemporary International Relations) Beijing, Research Institute for National Security Affairs (RINSA), South Korea etc.

Lt Gen PK Singh, PVSM, AVSM, (Retd) a former Army Commander, is presently the Director of the United Service Institution of India.  He is a member of the Governing Council of the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, and also member of the International Advisory Board of the RUSI International, London. 

The Year Book 2018 – At a Glance

Section I: Transforming India
1. India’s Approach to Development of Comprehensive National Power by Shri Rajiv Sikri, IFS (Retd)

Section II: India’s Internal Security Environment
2. A Road Map for Sustainable Security and Peace in Jammu and Kashmir by Lieutenant General Deependra Singh Hooda, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM & Bar (Retd)
3. Securing India’s Borders in North-Eastern Region: Challenges and Prospects by Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
4. Dynamics of Security of Siliguri Corridor: Way Forward by Lieutenant General Kamal Jit Singh, PVSM, AVSM & Bar (Retd)
5. India’s Internal Security Challenges and Response Mechanism by Shri Prakash Singh, IPS (Retd)
6. Demographic Transformations: Implications for India’s Internal Security by Dr. Ajai Sahni
7. Challenges from Nuclear Terrorism and Accidents by Dr. Roshan Khanijo

Section III: India’s Pakistan and China Strategic Challenge
8. Pakistan occupied Kashmir: Genesis of a Fake State by Professor Kashinath Pandita
9. Politico-Religious Developments in Pakistan: Implications for India by Shri Tilak Devasher
10. Pakistan Military Strategy and Behaviour: An Assessment by Lieutenant General Ghanshyam Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
11. The United States and its Af-Pak Policy: Implications for India by Shri T C A Raghavan, IFS (Retd)
12. Post-19th Party Congress: China’s Strategic Direction and Behaviour by Shri Nalin Surie, IFS (Retd)
13. China’s Revolutionary Military Reforms; Salient Imperatives: Strategic Implications by Major General (Dr.) G G Dwivedi, SM, VSM & Bar (Retd)

Section IV: India’s Extended Neighbourhood 
14. India’s Engagement with Middle Powers in East Asia by Shri Skand Ranjan Tayal, IFS (Retd)
15. The Security Scenario in West Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for India by Shri Talmiz Ahmad, IFS (Retd)
16. Changing Perspective on Eurasia and India–Russia Relations by Professor Nirmala Joshi
17. Geopolitics of Emerging Transit and Energy Corridors in the Indo-Pacific Region: Indian Response to the Chinese Challenge by Shri Sanjay Singh, IFS (Retd)
18. A Perspective on Indo-US Relations by Major General BK Sharma, AVSM, SM & Bar (Retd)

Section V: India’s Comprehensive National Power
19. Policy in India Must ‘Come of Age’ in the 21st Century by Professor M D Nalapat
20. India’s National Power Needs a Dose of Synergy by Brigadier Rumel Dahiya, SM (Retd)
21. India as a Net Security Provider by Lieutenant General Anil Ahuja, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & Bar (Retd)
22. Comprehensive UN Reforms and India by Shri Asoke Mukerji, IFS (Retd)

Section VI: India’s Defence Capability
23. The Enunciation of India’s Military Strategy by Lieutenant General (Dr.) Rakesh Sharma, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
24. Force Structuring and Development of Land Forces by Lieutenant General Arun Kumar Sahni, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd)
25. Roadmap for India: Achieving a Favourable Maritime Balance in the Indian Ocean Region by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd)
26. Impact of Niche Technologies in Aerospace Deterrence by Air Commodore (Dr.) Ashminder Singh Bahal, VM (Retd)
27. Restructuring India’s Special Forces by Lieutenant General Navkiran Singh Ghei, PVSM, AVSM & Bar (Retd)
28. Indigenisation of India’s Defence Industry by Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh Buttar, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
29. Artificial Intelligence in Military Operations: Technology, and Ethics - An Indian Perspective by Lieutenant General (Dr.) Ravindra Singh Panwar, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd)