Strategic Year Book 2020

The USI of India Strategic Year Book 2020 continues upon the Year Books we have published since 2016 and which have been widely appreciated. The book provides comprehensive researched articles on contemporary security studies by knowledgeable Indian strategic thinkers and scholars both from the military and civil field.
The articles deal with security issues covering international and domestic affairs presented in five thematic sections titled 'National Security Overview', 'Internal Security Environment', 'Pakistan-China Strategic Challenge', 'India's Strategic Neighbourhood' and 'National Security Capacity Building'. The articles look at new challenges and responses to the existing paradigm of India's national security. They deal with the complete landscape of this area of study and contribute to security studies in fields of international relations, geo-politics, changes in the character of war, technology, organisational changes and internal security threats and responses.  They empower the reader to carry out further research on strategic studies. 
The Year Book provides an increased “upstream” focus on defence and security policy practice for military, civilian administrative and political leadership and further empowers them in making considered decisions. It will also be of great interest to those researching strategic and security issues.

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  • Pages: 206
  • 9789389620627 • HARDBACK • Jun 2020 • Rs.1850
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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 Ghanshyam Singh Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) is the Head Editorial Team of the USI of India. A former Corps Commander and Director General Perspective Planning of the Indian Army, he is an elected member of the USI Council. He has two Masters Degrees one in Strategic Studies from Madras University and the other in Defence Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA.

The Year Book 2020 – At a Glance 

Section I National Security Overview
1. Building Military Capability, Developing New Partnerships and Protecting National Interests in an Uncertain World Order by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM (Retd)

Section II Internal Security Environment
2. J&K After 5 Aug 2019: Prospects & Way Forward by Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & Bar
3. National Security in the North Eastern Region in the Aftermath of the NRC Update by Shri Jitesh Khosla, IAS (Retd)
4. India’s Cyber Security Threats and Responses by Lt Gen (Dr) SP Kochhar, AVSM**, SM, VSM
5. Emerging Asymmetric Threats for India’s Coastal Security and SLOCs by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM (Retd)

Section III Pakistan-China Strategic Challenge
6. Changing Character of Warfare: Decoding China’s Grey Zone Conflicts—Influence Operations; Implications for India by Maj Gen (Dr) GG Dwivedi, SM, VSM & Bar (Retd)
7. India — China Relations Post Mammalapuram: Challenges and Prospects by Ambassador Gautam Bambawale, IFS (Retd)
8. Pakistan’s Tryst with Terrorism by Shri Tilak Devasher

Section IV India’s Strategic Neighbourhood
9. Emerging Geo-political Trends in the Indo - Pacific: Implications & Way Ahead by Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
10. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): A Reality Check by Dr. Geeta Kochhar
11. The ‘New Great Game’ in Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities for India by Lt Gen Ghanshyam Singh Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
12. The Evolution of Eurasia and India’s Strategic Response by Ambassador Ajai Malhotra, IFS (Retd)
13. Charting an Ascendant Paradigm in the Indian Ocean Region by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd)

Section V National Security Capacity Building 
14. Determinants of India’s Two Front Continental Strategy by Lt Gen PR Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
15. Transformational Changes for ‘New Age’ Warfare: Integrated Battle Groups and Additionalities by Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd)
16. Pathways for Transformation of the Indian Navy by Rear Admiral Devender Sudan (Retd)
17. Taking on China by Removing No First Use (NFU) and Other Constraints by Shri Bharat Karnad
18. Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Nuclear Domain by Dr. Roshan Khanijo
19. An Assessment of India’s Growing Space Capabilities by Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd)
20. Is India Adequately Poised to Leverage Disruptive Military Technologies for Solving its Security Needs in the Coming Decades? by Lt Gen (Dr) Ravindra Singh Panwar, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd)
21. Does India’s Defence Budget Meet India’s Growing Strategic Profile? by Shri Upendra Sah (Retd)
22. CDS and Connected Reforms: An Analysis by Col Rajneesh Singh