The USI of India Strategic Yearbook 2021 continues the writing excellence we have established since we started this publication in 2016. We have gained respected reputation as a compendium of professionally researched and presented strategic issues of relevance to India, of both the current time and previous year. As earlier 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 'India’s National Security Overview', ‘Internal Security Issues', ‘External Security: India's Strategic Neighbourhood', ‘External Security: Pakistan–China Strategic Challenges’ and 'National Security Capacity Building'. The articles deal with the existing paradigm of India's national security. They contribute to security studies in fields of international relations, geopolitics, 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 Yearbook provides an increased “upstream” focus on defence and security policy practice for all military or civilian practitioners in the field and those researching strategic and security issues.
USI Strategic Year Book 2021
- Major General BK Sharma, AVSM, SM & Bar (Retd) is the Director USI of India. Among his prestigious assignments are command of a mountain division on the China border and Senior Faculty Member at the National Defence College. He has been a UN Military Observer in Central America and Defence Attaché in Central Asia. He has edited 08 books, contributed more than 70 seminal papers in the Indian / foreign journals and newspapers and presented over 30 research papers at international conferences. He lectures and writes extensively on security issues.
- Lieutenant General Ghanshyam Singh Katoch, PVSM, AVSM,VSM (Retd) has commanded a Corps on the Western border and retired as the Director General Strategic Planning in 2016. He has Master’s degrees in Defence and Strategic Studies and in Defence Analysis. The latter is from The Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA. Post retirement he was the Director Centre of Anti-Terrorism Studies at the National Security Guard, prior to joining the USI in 2018 as a Distinguished Fellow and is presently the Head Editor.
- Group Captain Sharad Tewari, VM (Retd) has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation (CS-3) and is presently the Consultant Editor at the USI. He is a graduate of Flying Instructors’ School, Defence Services Staff College and College of Defence Management. He specialises in Net Assessment and Scenario Building. He has undertaken a number of Net Assessment projects and has also conducted seminars and workshops related to Net Assessment and Scenario Building. He has edited a number of books and also writes on strategic issues. He has also been a guest speaker at a number of universities.
- Dr (Mrs) Roshan Khanijo is the Assistant Director (Research) at the USI of India. Her academic qualification includes BSc, MA, and PhD. Her area of interests are Nuclear Strategy, Nuclear profile of Nuclear Weapon States, Armament, Disarmament, Niche technologies etc. She has authored and edited numerous books, monographs, and occasional papers She has been a panellist in various national and international discussions and a guest speaker at Air War College, Hyderabad, Southern Naval Command, Kochi and OP Jindal Global University.