Annual Report

2013-2014

Institute for Defence
Studies and Analyses

Annual Report
2013-2014

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
No. 1, Development Enclave, Rao Tula Ram Marg,
Delhi Cantt., New Delhi - 110010

Contents
Chapter
Introduction
Executive Council and Sub-Committees
Membership
Research Centres
Outreach Activities (2013-2014)
· International Conference/Seminars
· National Conferences/Seminars
· Talks
· Bilateral/Trilateral Interactions
· Roundtable Discussions
· Special Interactions
· Visits/Field Trip undertaken by IDSA Scholars
6. Research Projects
7. Publications
· Journals
· Books and Monographs
· IDSA Task Force Reports
· News Digests
· Occasional Papers
· Policy Briefs
· Issue Briefs
· Articles by IDSA Scholars in Peer-Reviewed
Non-IDSA Publications
· Articles and Book Chapters by IDSA Scholars
in Non-IDSA Publications
· Articles Published by IDSA Scholars in
Peer-Reviewed/Refereed IDSA Publications
· Commentaries Published by IDSA Scholars in
Peer-Reviewed/Refereed IDSA Publications
· Book Reviews Published by IDSA Scholars in
Peer-Reviewed/Refereed IDSA Publications
· Articles and Chapters published by IDSA
Scholars in IDSA's Books/Monographs/Reports
· Weekly Fellow Seminars by IDSA Scholars
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IDSA Library
IDSA Website
Geographical Information System
Orientation Programmes
Visiting Fellowships and
Internship Programmes
13. List of MoUs signed between
IDSA and Other Institutes (2013-2014)
14. Appendices
A. Establishment
B. Articles by IDSA Scholars in
Peer-Reviewed Non-IDSA Publications
C. Articles and Book Chapters by
IDSA Scholars in Non-IDSA Publications
D. Articles Published by IDSA Scholars in
Peer-Reviewed/Refereed IDSA Publications
E. Commentaries published by IDSA Scholars in
Peer-Reviewed/Refereed IDSA Publications
F. Book Reviews Published by IDSA Scholars in
Peer-Reviewed/Refereed IDSA Publications
G. Articles and Chapters Published by IDSA
Scholars in IDSA's Books/Monographs/Reports
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Introduction
During the year, the world and India changed in several ways. The assertiveness of
China was palpable in East Asia wherein China-Japan relations deteriorated and
tensions rose dramatically in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. The US policy
of rebalancing and pivot to Asia continued to create strategic uncertainties with the
attention of analysts focused on the trajectories of US-China relations and US relations
with its allies. Tensions between Russia and the West escalated over Ukraine. Territorial
adjustments took place in the heart of Europe as Crimea announced that it has detached
itself from Ukraine and merged with Russia. The Middle East remained in the grip of
extreme uncertainty with a raging civil war in Syria, growing sectarianism and the rapid
rise of Al-Qaeda and Al-Qaeda like groups in West Asia and North Africa. Terrorism
spread its tentacles in Africa also. One silver lining was the beginning of talks between
Iran and P5+1 on the nuclear issue. Terrorism and maritime security dominated the
international security agenda. The still underdeveloped idea of Indo-Pacific attracted the
attention of analysts. India's neighbourhood continued to witness instability with
increasingly radicalization in Pakistan and deteriorating political divisions in
Bangladesh. Elections were held in Nepal and the key test of Constitution formulation
remained unfulfilled. With ISAF forces planning to leave the country, Afghanistan was
faced with numerous political security related uncertainties.
India continued to draw the attention of the world, as the geopolitical pivot moved
towards Asia. India's diplomacy remained in high gear with numerous high-level
summits, multilateral meetings and bilateral visits taking place throughout the year.
India faced a major crisis in its foreign relations when Sino-Indian relations went
through a tense phase over Chinese incursions in Northern Ladakh in the Depsang area.
India's economic slowdown also raised questions about the regional and global
influence of India as an emerging power, though its regional and global profile remained
noticeable.
India's security environment faced numerous challenges primarily arising out of
increasing radicalization in the neighbourhood and terrorism. Domestic factors
remained critical to some aspects of India's foreign policy. There were some hiccups in
India's defence modernization as the Indian economy faced a resource crunch and the
Indian establishment found it difficult to overcome delays in procurement. The progress
in indigenization of defence production and defence R&D was also slow. The country
continued to face numerous challenges on the internal security front as well. The naxal
challenge remained prominent. The internal security structures in India continued to
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remain insufficient to cope with the growing internal security threats.
IDSA scholars followed these trends with keen interest. A large number of
publications were brought out capturing the emerging challenges and opportunities. In a
series of books and monographs, scholars focused on geopolitical developments in East
Asia, the Gulf, South Asia, Central Asia, Africa, the Arctic, and the nuclear domain etc.
The publications also covered themes such as nuclear terrorism, non-proliferation,
militant groups, water, energy, defence procurements and defence industry, coastal
security, climate change, nuclear terrorism, warfare, regional institutions,
multilateralism, etc.
In a comprehensive global survey of think tanks carried out by Pennsylvania
University, IDSA was ranked 10th amongst the Top 45 Think Tanks in China, India,
Japan, and the Republic of Korea; 23rd amongst the Best Government Affiliated Think
Tanks of the world; 30th amongst the Think Tanks with the Best Use of Media (Print or
Electronic) 54th amongst Top 100 Think Tanks Worldwide (Non-US); 102nd amongst the
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Top 150 Think Tanks – Worldwide (US and Non-US) and 21 amongst the Think Tanks'
to Watch out for.
In addition, IDSA's numerous outreach programmes gathered momentum during
the year, resulting in a wide range of high-level contacts with foreign diplomats, experts,
political leaders and academics. The Institute also contributed significantly in the sphere
of training in national security as well as nurturing of young talent.
The year registered a significant all-round increase in IDSA's research and outreach
activities. The key trends are captured in the following paragraphs:-

CENTRES
IDSA's activity is focused around 13 Centres. A brief account of the main activities
of the Centres is given below:Africa, Latin America, Caribbean & UN (ALACUN) Centre
During the past year, the ALACUN Centre continued to monitor and analyse
developments on the African continent, the Indian Ocean Region, India-Latin America
relations, and relevant United Nations activities that impact the areas under study. The

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Centre continued the publication of a bimonthly newsletter on Africa: Africa Trends.
The newsletter has aimed to provide readers with reviews and analysis of significant and
strategic developments taking place in African countries that impact regional and global
security. The Centre also produced the Indian Ocean Watch, a monthly newsletter that
tracked recent developments in the fields of maritime security, economic cooperation
and environmental concerns/ disaster risk management in the various countries of the
Indian Ocean region. Further, Shri Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary, Government of
India, released the book, India and Africa: Enhancing Mutual Engagement, edited by
Ms. Ruchita Beri.
The Centre also hosted several activities during this period, including a roundtable
on the Sixth IBSA Summit, a talk by Mr Charles Sabga, ICRC Regional Legal Adviser
for South Asia and Iran on the theme “International Humanitarian Law and
Contemporary Armed Conflict”, another roundtable on “UN Peacekeeping:
Experiences of India and Brazil,” the Second India-Africa Strategic Dialogue on the
theme “Common Security Challenges for the Next Decade: Perspectives from India and
Africa”, as part of the India-Africa Forum Summit II (IAFS) project commitments; a
conference on the theme, “UNSC Reform: Perspectives and Prospects” in collaboration
with the Ministry of External Affairs and an interaction with a delegation of Young
Parliamentarians from Africa.

Defence Economics and Industry Centre
The Defence Economics and Industry Centre was created in 2006 to promote
research in the area which was hitherto unexplored. Within a short span of nearly eight
years, the Centre, through outreach activities and objective research, has been at the
forefront of the national debate on issues related to defence spending, arms procurement
procedure, offset policy and defence industry. Several suggestions emanating from the
Centre have found acceptance by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The Centre plays a vital role in organising meetings of the MoD-Industry Forum, set
up in 2013 to facilitate direct interaction between the senior officials of the MoD and
industry. Six meetings were held in the year on a wide range of issues including defence
innovation, exchange rate variation, Medium Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME),
naval shipbuilding, defence exports, defence industrial licensing and Foreign Direct
Investments (FDI) in defence.
During the year, several research papers were published, including a Monograph on
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Indian Defence Industry: Issues of Self-Reliance and an Occasional Paper on Defence
Innovation in India: The Fault Lines.

East Asia Centre
The East Asia Centre at IDSA is engaged in research to assess the emerging role of
China, Japan and South Korea in Asia and world politics, with special focus on China. It
publishes the China Yearbook and also a bimonthly newsletter titled East Asia Monitor.
A number of research projects are being pursued currently, covering China's foreign
policy and multilateral strategy; China's military and nuclear policy; India-China
relations; and India-Taiwan relations. Experts and scholars at the Centre have published
high-quality international peer-reviewed research papers, and have travelled to
participate in international fora, seminars, conferences and symposiums representing
IDSA. Some scholars also availed various fellowships. Research findings of the Centre
suggest that India should give greater importance to Japan and South Korea. Research
indicates that economic engagement with China is important, yet India must be vigilant
about China's growing assertiveness in East Asia and South East Asia. To enhance its
research and outreach activities in East Asia, the Centre is significantly engaged in
bilateral Track-II dialogue mechanisms with think-tanks and institutes in China, Taiwan,
Japan, South Korea and Mongolia. The Centre has also established a Trilateral Dialogue
mechanism with Japanese and South Korean institutes. The Centre has briefed the
government from time to time on developments in East Asia.

Europe and Eurasia Centre
The Europe and Eurasia Centre continued to focus on issues, themes and countries
in the Eurasian geographical area. Some areas of focus have been – shifts in India's
foreign policy and strategic articulation; prospects of India-China relationship; China's
relations with countries and regional organizations in Eurasia; Russia's foreign policy
with emphasis on developments in Ukraine; South Asia (India, Pakistan and
Afghanistan) and Central Asia; Central Asia in the foreign policies of the three major
powers –India, Russia and China; internal developments in Russia and in Central Asian
countries and multilateral frameworks like the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
(SCO) and Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO).
Other important trends under watch were: China's economic and military
cooperation with Russia; Russia's military modernization; and developments in the
Arctic. The scholars at the Europe and Eurasia Centre analysed these issues in their OpEd and Web Commentaries, Issue Briefs and Reports wherein they studied the
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implications for India. These issues were also discussed at various seminars and
conferences, roundtables, media interactions and lectures organized at the national and
international level. Amb P Stobdan's book titled 'Central Asia: Democracy, Instability
and Strategic Game in Kyrgyzstan' was released in January 2014.
The Centre organized a roundtable interaction with the Shanghai Cooperation
Organisation (SCO) Secretary General, H.E. Mr. Dmitry Fedorovich Mezentsev, at
IDSA on February 24, 2014. There was also an interaction with Russian scholars from
the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Moscow, on the subject 'Russia-India-China and
Japan: Convergences and Divergences: Implications for the Future' on February 28,
2014 along with a talk by Dr Tatiana Shaumyan, Head of the Centre for Indian Studies,
Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, on the theme
'Russia, India and Afghanistan, on November 20, 2013. These interactions provided a
platform for experts to analyse the current dynamics in the Eurasian region, the changing
international strategic environment and its implications for India.

Internal Security Centre
During the financial year 2013-2014, the Internal Security Centre worked on a
variety of policy-oriented research themes and actively organized several events
including two National Seminars. The Centre's research efforts were focussed on
insurgencies in the Northeast; Left-Wing Extremism; management of India's borders;
coastal security; and growing radicalisation and terrorism. Members of the Centre
published monographs and articles in 2013-14 on topics like 'India's Internal Security
Situation: Present Realties and Future Pathways';'Coastal Security: The Indian
Experience', 'Issues in Management of India-Pakistan International Border', etc. A
book titled 'Militant Groups in South Asia' which provides a detailed profile of various
terrorist and militant groups in the region was also published. Members of the Centre
also delivered lectures in during training programmes for the military and paramilitary
forces, both within IDSA and outside.
The Centre has also been actively engaged with the Ministry of Home Affairs
(MHA) for the past three years. During the year 2013-14, the MHA had entrusted a
number of projects including Peace Negotiations in the Northeast, Maoist Linkages in
the Northeast, Implications of Madrassa Education in Jammu & Kashmir, Social
Media's Impact on Internal Security and Law and Order. Some of these studies were
completed while others are ongoing. The Centre undertook extensive field studies and
made key recommendations on these topics. The project on Peace Negotiations in the
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North East concluded that activating a pre-negotiation phase, dealing with ethnic
security dilemmas by strengthening law enforcement and utilizing back-channel
negotiations, can prove to be useful techniques of conflict resolution. These projects
received much appreciation from the MHA and subsequently, the Ministry has assigned
new projects to the Centre. Further, a joint project on Coastal Security was concluded
with the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). The key recommendation for
this project was that the Coast Guard should be given full responsibility for Coastal
Security.
The Internal Security Centre also organized two National Seminars. The first was
held in Guwahati on July 15-16, 2013 on the theme Strategic and Developmental
Imperatives in North East India. It was organized in collaboration with the Special
Branch of the Assam Police. It focussed on issues such as development and security of
border areas in the region; economic growth of the region through promotion of tourism;
investments in mega projects; implementation of Look East Policy (LEP) and emphasis
on the role of North East in it. The second seminar was conducted on October 9, 2013,
which deliberated upon important internal security structural issues faced by the country
and the existing response mechanism.
The Centre also organized several roundtable discussions and lectures by eminent
persons on a wide array of topics pertaining to Internal Security. The first roundtable on
Northeast's Role in India's Look East Policy (LEP), organised in September 2013. It was
aimed at inviting specific projects from the North-eastern states that could be
implemented in the region under the aegis of the ASEAN-India Vision Document 2020
as well as India's Look East Policy. The second roundtable on India's Neighbouring
Borderlands: an Anthropological Approach explored the scope of ethnicities, histories,
and nationalities of neighbouring border areas to understand them better and keeping in
mind India's national security interests. On August 26, 2013, Shri Rajeev Bhattacharya
shared his insights and experiences about a number of North East insurgent groups
whom he had interacted with during his travel deep inside the jungles of Myanmar. Lt
Gen S. A. Hasnain's lecture titled “Kashmir 2014: A Review and Prognosis” provided a
strategic view of the Kashmir situation through the 1990s and 2000-2013, followed by a
prognosis for the period 2014-18.

Military Affairs Centre
The Military Affairs Centre dealt with subjects like military strategy; higher defence
management; defence reforms; civil-military relations and military change during the
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year. As part of its outreach, training was organised for officers from the defence
services. Interaction was facilitated both in the form of formal talks by Service Chiefs,
senior retired and serving officers as well as by holding roundtable discussions. A
number of interactions were also held with visiting delegations from foreign countries.
High profile visits included those by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral D.K. Joshi, Chief
of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne and the National Security Adviser of
Iraq, Mr Fali Al Fayyadh. A number of seminars and workshops were held to improve
understanding of concepts related to the military.
The endeavour to better understand the work of Kautilya was taken forward during
the year. This culminated in a national seminar on Kautilya's Arthashastra. The Centre
organised a roundtable discussion on how the Army has adapted to change in Counter
Insurgency (CI) operations. This was a follow up to an international project on Military
Change. Discussion on the same subject was also held in Norway, as part of IDSA's
partnership with the Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies. The Institute also hosted a
conference on International Order at Sea. Similar interactions were organised with
international think tanks and research institutes during the year.
The Journal of Defence Studies brought out a special issue on the India-China War
1962 to commemorate fifty years of its occurrence, besides both thematic and generic
defence-related issues during the year. The Defence and Security Database has
improved substantially and has become a rich source of research reference material for
scholars of IDSA.

Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Centre
The Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Centre has successfully mainstreamed NTS
issues in the political, security and foreign policy domain. The focus of research
continued to be on examining energy and water issues; assessing the geo-political
challenges of climate change; and exploring the interconnections of energy-waterclimate change, which is now being increasingly seen as a nexus. The increasing
relevance of NTS issues has led to regular interaction of the Centre's members with the
MEA, Ministry of Environment and Forests', Central Water Commission, Foreign
Service Institute, National Defence College, Army War College, Air War College and
other Army formations. The members of the Centre are visible in the media, both print
and electronic. The Centre continues to enlarge its research footprint and has been
prominent in important national and international fora. The Centre is conducting a
project on the “Recent Developments in the Energy Sector for India (2012-14)” for the
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MEA, and has also set up a task force on “Geopolitics of Climate Change; Implications
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for India's Energy Security”. The 16 Asian Security Conference in February 2014 was
conducted by the NTS Centre. The Centre has been publishing a bi-monthly e-NTS
Newsletter since April 2013.
The members are a part of the CSCAP Track II dialogue on Water Security in the
Asia-Pacific and the water dispute resolution mechanism of the Strategic Studies
Network (SSN) of the National Defense University, Washington DC. They are also
associated with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the
Hanns Seidel Foundation. The Centre is also a cooperating partner on a three-year
“AsiArctic” project with the Norwegian Research Council, headed by the Fridtjof
Nansen Institute (FNI), and the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). The
main goal of the project is to contribute to new and relevant knowledge on the Arctic
interests and approaches of India, through integrated research. The first workshop was
held in September 2013 at IDSA and the papers presented are being published in a
special issue of IDSA's bimonthly refereed Journal Strategic Analysis.

North America Centre
The research activities of the North America Centre during the year were mainly
focussed on India-US strategic partnership; US rebalancing policy towards the AsiaPacific and its policy implications for India and Asia in general. The Centre held
deliberations on the prospects and challenges in the India-US strategic partnership in
view of the new government taking over after the general elections in India, with a focus
on defence, economy, education, export controls, US withdrawal from Afghanistan,
developments in Iran, Libya and Syria, etc. Scholars of the Centre contributed articles to
academic as well as policy-oriented publications of the Institute and outside and
participated in various media interactions as well as several seminars. During the year,
the Centre organised interactions with visiting policymakers and scholars, which
included speakers from the United States.

Nuclear and Arms Control Centre
Scholars at the Centre followed nuclear and arms control trends closely. The issues
covered included changes in the global nuclear order; North Korea's nuclear
programme; Iran's nuclear programme; implementation of UN Security Council
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Resolution 1540; nuclear energy and proliferation; role of the IAEA; nuclear security;
Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons; nuclear terrorism, etc. The Centre's critical review
of the NTI Index on nuclear security attracted world-wide attention. The Centre had
close interactions with leading academics, experts and institutions from across the
world. Scholars regularly participated in international seminars and conferences. The
Centre brought out a book titled India and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime – The
Perennial Outlier, which was published by the Cambridge University Press. Two
monographs were also published dealing with nuclear terrorism and Iran's nuclear
programme, respectively. The Centre organized an international conference on UNSCR
1540 in which a number of foreign delegates and officials participated.

South Asia Centre
Like in the previous years, the South Asia Centre continued with its research
endeavours on various strategic issues pertaining to the immediate neighbourhood.
During the year some of the issues covered were: the changing security and political
dynamics within Afghanistan; study of elections in Bhutan; Pakistan; Maldives and
Bangladesh; analysis of the history text-books in Pakistan; developments in Pakistan
Occupied Kashmir and monitoring the internal political scenario in Sri Lanka.
The researchers associated with the Centre participated in various conferences and
workshops in different countries in the region and exchanged their views on issues
related to security, foreign policy and economic cooperation. The scholars of the Centre
published two books —Stability and Growth in South Asia and a monograph on GilgitBaltistan: Between Hope and Despair. Monographs on Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan
were also finalized. Scholars also contributed to a volume on “India and its
Neighbourhood”, as part of an IDSA-MEA joint project, in which an attempt was made
to critically analyse various challenges to India's foreign policy from the neighbourhood
perspective. There was increased participation by various Centre members in both print
and audio-visual media in terms of providing their analyses on critical issues during the
year.
As part of IDSA's outreach effort, the Centre provided assistance in teaching a
course on South Asia at the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution,
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. The Centre organized the annual South Asia
Conference in October 2013 on an important theme — “India & South Asia: Exploring
Regional Perceptions”— with participants from all SAARC countries. The conference
was well received and the presentations are being compiled in the form of an edited book
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to be published soon.
The Centre launched a new monthly publication titled Pakistan News Digest during
the year, which sought to bring together information on critical developments of
strategic relevance for India, with a special focus on the vernacular Urdu media. Another
monthly publication, South Asia Trends was revived.

Southeast Asia and Oceania Centre
The year marked a new beginning for IDSA as it hosted the prestigious Delhi
Dialogue VI, which aims to advance cooperation between ASEAN countries and India at
the Track 1.5 level in March 2014, sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs,
Government of India.
The Centre hosted two Visiting Fellows one from Thailand and another from
Meghalaya in Northeast India each enriching our understanding of the region.
In March 2014, an Indonesian Delegation visited IDSA and discussed issues related
to Indian Ocean Rim Association and Indonesia's role as its Chair in the year to come. A
team of senior journalists from Myanmar visited IDSA for an hour-long interaction and
exchanged views on various issues including democratisation of Myanmar and Indian
polity.
The Centre's bimonthly Newsletter, Insight Southeast Asia continues to be
published and uploaded on the IDSA website.
The Centre organised some important interactions. The India-Australia Track 1.5
Dialogue, was held on October 17, 2013. A bilateral dialogue with Vietnam Institute of
India and South West Asian Studies (VIISAS), Hanoi was held on October 25, 2013 and
a MoU was also signed. The IDSA-MISIS Dialogue was held on November 1, 2013. The
IDSA-Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) Bilateral Dialogue was held on April 8,
2014 and a MoU was also signed. A bilateral dialogue with The Institute of Defence
Strategy (IDS), Vietnam was held on May 16, 2013.

Strategic Technologies Centre
The Centre focused on issues related to strategic technologies that have a potential
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impact on national security. The key focus of the Centre was to study issues related to
space; cyber security; missile defence and other important technologies. The Centre is
also responsible for understanding research on multiple issues related to chemical and
biological weapons. During the year, the Centre members were involved in research on
nanotechnology; cyber and space security; and missile defence architecture. Two
Visiting Fellows associated with the Centre explored diverse issues like 'Impact of
Social Media on Security' and 'Biological Weapons'. The scholars of the centre
published two books - Mission Mars: India's Quest for the Red Planet and India and the
Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime: The Perennial Outlierand three research papers
were published by the Centre members during the year in addition to Commentaries,
Issue Briefs and newspaper articles. A roundtable to discuss specific issues related to
biological weapons was conducted and was attended by concerned governmental
agencies. The Centre was also involved in activities like conducting training capsules on
National Security for the Indian Air Force officers selected for courses aboard.

West Asia Centre
Research carried out by West Asia Centre during 2013-14 focused on the ongoing
transitions in the region; outcomes of the 'Arab Spring'; and developments in Iran,
Turkey, Egypt, Syria and the Gulf region. In all areas of research, there was a specific
emphasis on India's evolving engagement with the region.
The Centre undertook an extensive research project in close collaboration with the
MEA, to examine challenges and policy options for India in the Gulf Region over the
next two decades. The research culminated in the publication of a book Developments in
the Gulf Region: Prospects and Challenges for India in the Next Two Decades. The
other important research output of the Centre was the publication of the Asian Security
Conference proceedings in the form of book titled Emerging Trends in West Asia:
Regional and Global Implications. These two books provide a comprehensive account
of geo-political, security, energy and economic trends in the West Asian region, and
furnish feasible policy recommendations to Indian foreign policy makers.
Under its outreach activities, in January 2014, the 13th Bilateral Dialogue was
organized with the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies (BESA) to deliberate on
Evolving Political and Security Dynamics in the Region and its Implications for India
and Israel. A roundtable with Mr. Mir Mousavi, Advisor to the Iranian Foreign Minister
was organized in November 2013 to understand the Iranian perspective on
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contemporary geo-political challenges in the Af-Pak region. Among others,
Ambassadors from Egypt and Tunisia also deliberate over developments in their
respective countries.

FOUNDATION DAY
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The 49 Foundation Day was celebrated on November 9, 2013. Shri Montek Singh
Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission delivered the Foundation Day
Address on “Indian Economy and National Security”. The Deputy Chairman also gave
away the 7th K Subrahmanyam Award to Wg Cdr (now Gp Capt) Ajey Lele, Research
Fellow, IDSA, for his wide range of publications and research record. The Presidential
Award for Excellence was given to Shri S. Samuel C Rajiv, Associate Fellow IDSA, for
best publication in peer reviewed journals. The list of the above two Awards given in the
past is at Annexure XI.

Y.B CHAVAN MEMORIAL LECTURE
The 2012-13 Y.B. Chavan Memorial Lecture was delivered by Admiral (Retd) Arun
Prakash on “Maritime Security of India: Future Challenges”. The details of the previous
lectures are at Annexure XII.

OUTREACH TO UNIVERSITIES
An effort was made to reach out to various universities. A MoU was signed between
IDSA and Central University of Gujarat. Students from various universities completed
internships with IDSA and participated in the Institute's activities.

TRAINING
The Institute organized seven workshops/training programmes on national security
issues for officers of the Indian Air Force, Indian Foreign Service and Border Security
Force. There is a growing demand on IDSA for converting its cutting edge research into
training courses. Enhancing the Institute's capacity to handle the training courses will be
in the interest of the future growth of the Institute. (Annexure VIII).
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SPECIAL PROJECTS
Several government agencies have shown interest in involving the Institute in
various projects. The IDSA-MEA collaboration has grown over the years. IDSA has
been conducting the PoK project for MEA for the last several years and continued this
year also. The Institute also held an outreach conference on UN Security Council
Reforms on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs. The MHA has also been
commissioning studies on internal security issues. The Institute completed a study on
coastal security for the National Security Council Secretariat.

Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP)
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) is a derivative of
the acclaimed Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) led by the Woodrow
Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C. The NPIHP, conceived by
Dr Christian Ostermann of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Prof Leopoldo Nuti of the
Machiavelli Centre for Cold War Studies (CIMA), Rome, is an effort to trace the history
of nuclear weapons and collate a compendium of global nuclear history. IDSA is the
Indian partner of NPIHP, and since 2010, have been spearheading an archival mining
and oral history collection effort to retrace the history of India's nuclear programme and
fill major knowledge gaps in its understanding. Since then, IDSA's nuclear history
project has brought out more than 300 documents on the early years of India's nuclear
programme, including a recent tranche of over 100 documents on nuclear policy debates
in the Rajya Sabha from 1950 to 1970s.

CONFERENCES
The Institute organized several high-profile conferences, roundtables and national
seminars during the year. In all, six international conferences and five national
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conferences/seminars were held. The 16 Asian Security Conference had on “Emerging
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Strategic Trends in Asia and India's Response” and the 7 South Asia Conference was on
“India & South Asia Exploring Regional Perceptions.” Many of the conferences were
webcast around the world and attracted good viewership. In addition, 28 roundtables, 47
Special/Eminent Person's Talks, 07 Bilateral/Trilateral Interactions and 17 Special
Interactions were held on a series of topics. Details are at Annexure III. The above
activities provided an opportunity for close interaction with the strategic community in
India and abroad.
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PUBLICATIONS
During the year, IDSA scholars published 10 books and 19 monographs. This
number was significantly higher than that in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Apart from this, the
Institute published six issues of Strategic Analysis, four issues of the Journal of Defence
Studies, two issues of CBW Magazine, two occasional papers, two Task Force Reports,
eight Policy Briefs and 24 Issue Briefs. In addition 66 Articles were published by IDSA
scholars in various newspapers and magazines along with 102 Web Commentaries. The
IDSA website got 861, 27,574 hits during the year on an average of 7177298 hits per
month. There were a total of 55,949 full text downloaded from the flagship journal
Strategic Analysis and 2007 from Journal of Defence Studies during the year. Over 173
academic papers published in Strategic Analysis were abstracted by the Paris-based
documentation journal, the International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA), during the
year 2008-2013. IDSA is being approached by the counterpart institutions, universities
and even individuals for long-term research associations.

Newsletters
A wide range of periodicals/newsletters/news digests were published during the
year. These includedStrategic Digest;The Week in Review; PoK News Digest; Pakistan
Urdu Press; South Asia Trends; China News Digest; Africa Trends; Southeast Asia News
ReviewandIndian Ocean Watch, NTS Newsletter.

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LIBRARY

IDSA Library

The IDSA library is one of the finest research libraries in the country, with an
excellent collection of 57,613 books covering the areas of national security, defence
strategy, military affairs, nuclear issues, strategic technologies, area studies,
international relations, conflict and peace studies, terrorism, and related subjects. The
library also has a number of reports, databases and bound volumes of 17,000 old
journals. A digital library with dedicated computer terminals is available for use by
members. In addition there are 12 study carrels with wi-fi connectivity having a seating
capacity of 48 users (Annexure VI).
AWARDS
Every year the Institute confers two awards ie Subrahmanyam Award and the
President's award for excellence. The Subrahmanyam Award is conferred on an
outstanding Indian scholar/journalist and the President's Award for excellence is to
encourage our scholars to write in reputed and peer-reviewed journals. The awards are
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conferred on the Institute's Foundation Day which is observed on November 11,
Annexure XI has the details of past awardees.

WELFARE
In continuation of our welfare efforts, it was felt that a qualified doctor should visit
the IDSA periodically to whom minor cases of ailments can be referred so that the
scholars and staff do not have to rush to doctors at faraway places in case of need.
Services of a doctor have been engaged who provides medical aid and visits the Institute
thrice a week for one hour each and attends to the scholars and staff as well as their
dependent families and also domestic helps staying within the campus. A Group Health
Insurance Scheme from the National Insurance Co. Ltd for scholars and staff as well as
their families has also been started. A free eye screening programme was organised
during the year.
The brief account of the activities of the IDSA during 2013-14 indicates that the
Institute has continued to build on the efforts put in during the previous years.
Consequently, IDSA scholars and experts have published high quality products in
adequate numbers, outreach has expanded, interaction with officials as well as the larger
strategic community has improved, the scope and depth of research has increased and
IDSA's international ranking among think tanks has gone up. Yet, the Institute will have
to continue with its efforts to emerge as a world class institution. Efforts in the coming
future would focus on enhancing the resources and bringing in top ranking experts and
scholars to the Institute in sufficient numbers.

Grant In-Aid to IDSA
During the financial year 2013-2014, IDSA was paid Grant-In-Aid (in lump-sum)
under the object head “Grant-In-Aid General” amounting to Rs1206 Lakhs. Out of this,
Rs37.03 Lakhs has been utilized for acquisition of Fixed Assets and the balance
Rs1168.97 Lakhs was recognized as Income. During the year 2013-2014, IDSA has
projected the revised estimates amounting to Rs1267.00 Lakhs after giving effect of
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mandatory cut of 10% on non-salary expenditure but with a further effective cut of Rs 61
Lakhs which was the actual expenditure towards Pay and Allowances, pension and
retirement benefits paid up to February 2014, was also affected since the expenditure due
to increase in DA and increment was not accounted for. MoD was requested to sanction
the said amount of Rs 61 Lakhs out of the savings at re-appropriation stage. In response,
MoD has conveyed that any augmentation under the object head “Grant-In-Aid General”
required the prior approval of Parliament and thus the Ministry was not in a position to
sanction the same. Since the expenditure had already been incurred under the head “Pay
& Allowances (including pension and the retirement benefits)”, there was no option but to
meet the said expenditure out of IDSA's generated receipts like membership subscription,
sale of publication, interest earned on the deposits with the Bank etc.
Further, out of amount received from MoD towards Grant-In-Aid (Rs. 1206 Lakhs),
66 per cent was utilized on salary and pension; 21 per cent on operational and
administrative expenses and 13 per cent on research related activities (excluding salary of
scholars).

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Annexure I

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (EC) AND THE SUB- COMMITTEES
(As on March 31, 2014)
The composition of the Executive Council was as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Shri. A.K. Antony
Amb T.C.A. Rangachari
Lt Gen (Retd) Y.M Bammi
Vice Adm (Retd) Anup Singh
Wg Cdr (Retd) Dr Nandlal Jotwani
Air Marshal M Matheswaran
Shri H.K Dua
Prof Charan Das Wadhva
Shri R.K Mathur

10.

Smt Sujatha Singh

11.

Dr Arvind Gupta

12.

Brig. Rumel Dahiya (Retd)

13.

Dr Meena Singh Roy

President
Member
Member
Member
Member
Member
Member
Member
D e f e n c e S e c r e t a r y,
Ex-Officio Member
Foreign Secretary,
Ex- Officio Member
Director General,
Member
Deputy Director
General, Member
Member(Staff
Representative)

Invitees
14.

Shri. Vinod Misra

15.

Shri G.K. Pillai

16.
17.

Shri Arunava Dutt
Ms. Smita Nagaraj

Secretary Defence
(Finance) (Retd)
F o r m e r H o m e
Secretary
FADS
JS (PIC), MoD

The President constituted the following Sub-Committees for the transaction of business
and consultations during the period intervening two Executive Council meetings:
The composition of the HR & FC & Membership Sub-Committee was as follows:(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)

Amb (Retd) TCA Rangachari
Lt Gen (Retd) Y M Bammi
Vice Adm (Retd) Anup Singh
Air Marshal M Matheswaran
Shri H K Dua
Prof Charan D Wadhva
Wg Cdr (Retd.) Dr Nandlal Jotwani
Dr Arvind Gupta, DG, IDSA

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Convener
Member
Member
Member
Member
Member
Member
Member

Invitees:
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)

JS(PIC)
Shri GK Pillai
Shri V K Misra
Brig (Retd) Rumel Dahiya, DDG, IDSA

Special Invitee
Special Invitee
Special Invitee
(Invited as and when necessary)

Staff Representative
(13)

Dr Meena Singh Roy, Staff Rep

(Invited as and when necessary)

EC Meetings
The following EC Meetings were held during the Year 2013- 2014:152nd EC Meeting – July 12, 2013
153rd EC Meeting – September 9, 2013
th
154 EC Meeting – February 10, 2014.
The Human Resources and Finance Sub-committee meetings were held on:July 29, 2013
January 18, 2014
The Membership Sub-Committee meetings were held on:
July 30, 2013
The Campus Development Sub-Committee meeting was held on July 29, 2013.

MEMBERSHIP
The number of members as on March 31, 2014 was as follows:-

Type of Membership

31.03.2013

31.03.2014

97

100

Members

174

162

Associate Members

971

1027

Corporate and Special Corporate Members

14

14

Associate Corporate Members

30

30

215

871

1501

2204

Life Members

Special Subscribers
Total
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Annexure II

RESEARCH CENTRES*
The Institute has a well-qualified, multi-disciplinary research faculty of 68
scholars (as on March 31, 2014). They are drawn from academia, the defence forces and
the civil services. The staff position of the Institute is placed at AppendixA. The
research faculty is divided and organised amongst 13 Centres. Each Centre deals with a
broad area of research on national and or international security. The Centres are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

Africa, Latin America, Caribbean and United Nations
Defence Economics and Industry
East Asia
West Asia
Europe and Eurasia
Internal Security
Military Affairs
Non-Traditional Security
North America
Nuclear and Arms Control
South Asia
South-East Asia and Oceania
Strategic Technologies

*

The full details of each Centre are available on the IDSA website:
www.idsa.in
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Annexure III

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES (2013 -2014)
(i)

International Conferences/Seminars
The following six International Conferences were organized during the year : -

S. No. Date

Inaugurated by

Details of the
Conference
Close co-operation with
the three Norwegian
research institutions, the
Fridtjof Nansen Institute
(FNI), the Norwegian
Institute for Defence
Studies (IFS) and Peace
Research Institute Oslo
(PRIO)
7th South Asia
Conference

1

September
23-24, 2013

DG, IDSA and Mr
Arild Moe,
Research Director,
FNI

2

October
30-31, 2013

3

February
19-21, 2014

4

November
18-19, 2013

Shri A.K. Antony,
Hon’ble Raksha
Mantri and
President, IDSA
Shri A.K. Antony,
Hon’ble Raksha
Mantri and
President, IDSA
Shri Dinkar
Khullar, Secretary
(West), Ministry
of External Affairs

5

February 12,
2014

Mrs Sujatha Singh,
Foreign Secretary

IDSA-MEA Seminar

6

February 25 26, 2014

Mr Amandeep
Singh Gill, Joint
Secretary, (DISA),
Ministry of
External Affairs

In collaboration with the
UN Office for
Disarmament Affairs
(UNODA). Hosted by
hosted by the IDSA, The
Institute for Strategic
Studies, New Delhi in
association with King’s
College London

th

Topic
AsiArctic

India and South
Asia: Exploring
Regional Perceptions

16 Asian Security
Conference

Emerging Strategic
Trends in Asia and
India’s Response

2nd India-Africa
Strategic Dialogue

Common Security
Challenges for the
Next Decade:
Perspectives from
India and Africa
United Nations
Security Council
Reform: Perspectives
and Prospects

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Identification of
effective
Implementation
Practices by
Examining UN SCR
1540 (2004) after a
Decade of its
Existence

(ii) National Conferences/Seminars
The following five Conferences/Seminars were organized during the year : S. Date
No.
1
July 15-16,
2013

Inaugurated by

2

October 08,
2013

Shri Shivshankar
Menon, National
Security Advisor

3

October 09,
2013

Shri N.N Vohra,
Governor,
Jammu &
Kashmir

4

October 22,
2013

5

March 6-7,
2014

Chief Minister
of Assam, Shri
Tarun Gogoi

Details of the
Conferences/Seminars
Jointly organised by the
Institute for Defence Studies
and Analysis and the
Special Branch, Assam
Police
Seminar was organized in
collaboration with the
Indian Council of Social
Science Research (ICSSR)
Seminar by IDSA

National Conference of
Indian Think Tanks

Shri Salman
Khurshid,
Hon’ble
External Affairs
Minister of India

Partnered by IDSA, FICCI,
ICWA, ISAS, SAEA Group
and ERIA, together with the
Ministry of External Affairs
of India, the Delhi Dialogue
has evolved over the years
as an important forum of
exchange of views between
ASEAN and India

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Topic
North East India:
Strategic and
Developmental
Imperatives
Developing
Indigenous Concepts
and Vocabulary:
Kautilya’s
Arthashastra
Internal Security
Challenges: State
Structures and
Responses
What constitutes
India’s national
interests; what is the
range and depth of
activities of Indian
think tanks and
whether there is a
possibility of
coordinating research
activities and
building synergies?
Realizing the
ASEAN -India Vision
for Partnership and
Prosperity

(iii)

Talks
The Institute organised 47 Special/Eminent Person’s Talks during the year.
Following is the list of Talks: -

S. Date
No.

Speaker

Topic

1

April 16, 2013

Dealing with China: The Way ForwardAn Academic Perspective

2

April 17, 2012

3

April 25, 2013

4

April 26, 2013

5

May 6, 2013

6

May 8, 2013

Prof Madhu Bhalla,
Professor of East Asian
Studies, University of
Delhi
Shri D.B. Venkatesh
Varma, Joint Secretary,
DISA, MEA
Shri Akhilesh Mishra,
Joint Secretary (North)
Dr S.K. Banerjee,
Former Chairman AECI
and Secretary DAE
Shri A.S. Dulat, former
Secretary in the Cabinet
Secretariat
Dr Lora Saalman

7

May 16, 2013

Dr Dibyesh Anand

8

May 29, 2013

Dr Rajat Kathuria,
Director & CE, ICRIER

India’s Recent Trade Flows with
Special Reference to China.

9

June 25, 2013

Mr. Charles Sabga,
ICRC Regional Legal
Adviser for South Asia

International Humanitarian Law and
Contemporary Armed Conflict

Mr. Christopher Clary, a
Doctoral Candidate at
Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT),
USA and an adjunct staff
member of the RAND
Corporation
Mr P.S. Raghavan,
Special Secretary (DPA
&AD), MEA

US-South Asia Relations during
Second Obama Presidency: Existing
Realities and Way Ahead.

10 July 4, 2013

11 July 18, 2013

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Arms Trade Treaty

Recent Political Developments and
India's Policy towards Nepal
Nuclear Energy in India: Issues and
Challenges
Kashmir Problem, Pakistan’s Role in
Upsetting Political Efforts to Break the
Impasse and the Possible Road Ahead
Security Protectionism and Sino-Indian
Trade
A Case of Vanishing Buffers and
Multiple Reincarnations: Challenges
for Tibet, China and India.

Development Partnership
Administration (DPA) and its Expanding Role in India’s Foreign Policy

12 July 26, 2013

13 August 1, 2013
14 August 14, 2013

15 August 26, 2013
16 August 29, 2013
17 September 3,
2013

18 September 4,
2013
19 September 12,
2013

20 September 17,
2013

21 September 18,
2013

H.E. Mr Jean-Yves Le
Drian Hon'ble Minister
of Defence of the
French Republic,
Brig G Jaishankar
Dr StephenF. Burgess,
Professor, Department of
International Security at
U.S. Air War College
Shri Rajeev
Bhattacharyya,
Freelance Journalist
HE Khaled El Bakly,
Ambassador of Egypt
to India
Ms. Kristy Tsun Tzu
Hsu, Associate Research
Fellow at the Chung Hua
Institution for Economic
Research (WTO and
RTA Research Centre),
Taiwan
Ms Richa Chopra
Khanna, Product
Manager, iGroup
Infotech
Amb Bhaswati
Mukherjee, former
Permanent
Representative of India
to the Organisation for
the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons
(OPCW)
Dr Steven A. Cook,
Hasib J. Sabbagh, Senior
Fellow for Middle
Eastern Studies at the
Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR),
Dr Daniel Kliman, a
Senior Advisor with the
Asia Program at the
German Marshall Fund
of the United States
(GMF) in Washington
D.C
28

Indo-French Defence Partnership:
The Choice of Strategic Autonomy
Historical Perspective of Indian
Soldiers in China
US Rebalancing Strategy towards
the Asia
- Pacific Region
Travelling with the Insurgents
Recent Happenings in Egypt
The East AsianEconomic Integration
and China's Role

How to Decipher and Analyse the
Detailed Reports that Appear in
HTML and PDF forms
Emerging Challenges to Chemical
Weapons Regime

United States Foreign Policy and
the Middle East

Global Swing States: Brazil, India,
Indonesia, Turkey and the Future of
International Order

22 September 23,
2013

23 September 24,
2013

24 October 03,
2013
25 October 04,
2013
26 October 25,
2013
27 October 28,
2013
28 November 7,
2013
29 November 13,
2013

30 November 18,
2013
31 November 20,
2013

32 November 25,
2013
33 December 5,
2013

Chairman, Chiefs of
Staff Committee and
Chief of the Air Staff,
Air Chief Marshal NAK
Browne, PVSM AVSM,
VM, ADC
Dr Alice Ba, Director of
the Asian Studies and an
Associate Professor of
Political Science &
International Relations
at the University of
Delaware, Newark
(USA),
Lt Gen (Retd) J.S. Bajwa
Mr. Claude Arpi, pre eminent scholar on Tibet
Vice Admiral (Retd)
Anup Singh
HE Mr Gholamreza
Ansari, Iran's
Ambassador to India
Mr Terje Rod-Larsen,
President of International
Peace Institute (IPI)
Mr Mir Mahmoud
Mousavi, Advisor to
Minister of Foreign
Affairs of Islamic
Republic of Iran
Mr Su Tin, Chairman of
the Social Vision Service
(SVS), an NGO based in
Myanmar,
Dr Tatiana Shaumyan,
Head of Centre for
Indian Studies, Institute
of Oriental Studies at the
Russian Academy of
Sciences, Moscow
Lt Gen IS Singha, Force
Commander UNDOF
Mr Nabil Fahmy,
Hon'ble Foreign Minister
of Egypt
29

Air Power and IAF's Strategic
Transformation

The United States and East Asia’s
Transitioning System: The
Significance of the Rebalance

''Graduating from Dissuasion to
Deterrence: Assessment of India's
Military Strategy against China''
New Chinese Leadership and the Tibet
Question
India's Maritime Domain: Untapped
Opportunities
Iranian Nuclear Issue and Future of
Iran's Relations with The West
The Security Council: Challenges to its
Functioning and Prospects for Reform
Current Challenges in the Afghanistan
Pakistan Region

Myanmar: Recent Internal Changes
and Some Foreign Policy Trends.”
Russia, India and Afghanistan

Situation in Syria and Role of Outside
Powers
Developments in Egypt and the Region

34 December 6,
2013

35 December 12,
2013
36 December 18,
2013
37 December 20,
2013

38 January 2,
2014
39 January 6,
2014
40 January 7,
2014
41
42
43
44

45
46

47

Mr Cho Tae-yong,
Special Representative
(Vice Minister level),
for Korean Peninsula
Affairs, Republic of
Korea
Mr Bharat Wariavwalla,
Honorary Fellow,
Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies
Dr Jeffery D. Long
H.E. Mr. Falih AlFayyadh, National
Security Adviser
(in rank of Minister)
of the Republic of Iraq
Prof Baladas Ghoshal,
formerly Professor at
JNU
Lt Gen S.A Hasnain
(Retd)
Lt Gen S.H Kulkarni,
AVSM, VSM,

The Situation in the Korean Peninsula
and the ROK Policy towards North
Korea

State, Secularism and Democracy:
Can Liberal Democracy Prosper in
West Asia?
India's Soft Power in America: Past
and Potential."
Current Developments in Iraq and the
West Asian Region

Some Emerging Trends in Southeast
Asia in 2014

Kashmir 2014: A Review and
Prognosis"
Organisational Design for
Employment of Offensive Forces:
Key Issues for Planners
January 9,
Cmde (Retd) Ranjit Rai, Current Warship BuildingProgrammes,
an expert on Maritime
Maritime Issues and Challenges in
2014
issues
the Asia Pacific
January 23,
Cmde (Retd) Lee
Indian Ocean Maritime Governance
Cordner, Visiting
2014
Fellow at IDSA
January 29,
Prof Dietrich Jung, an
From Strategic Depth to Political
expert
on
the
Middle
Mess: Turkey's Foreign Policy after
2014
East
the Arab Spring
February 4,
Mr Kishore Mahbubani, Can India be Cunning?
Dean and Professor in
2014
the Practice of Public
Policy at the Lee Kuan
Yew School of Public
Policy (LKYSPP)
February 13,
Mr. Michael Liebig,
Relevance of Kautilya's Arthashastra
2014
Visiting Fellow at IDSA for Modern Political Science
February 28,
H.E. Mr. Gillane Allam, Present Situation in Egypt, and
2014
Ambassador of Egyptian Precipitation of Events in the Middle
Council for Foreign
East and itsSpillover Effects on South
Affairs
Asia
March 26, 2014 Brig. G. Jaishankar
Ancient Chinese Coinage
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(iv) Bilateral/Trilateral Interactions
The Institute held the following 07 Bilateral Interactions with prestigious
institutions of international repute, both from within and outside India.
S.
Date
No.
1
April 1, 2013

Nameof Bilateral

Topic
India- China Relations

2

April8, 2013

China Institutes of
Contemporary
International
Relations (CICIR)
Diplomatic
Academy of Vietnam
(DAV), Vietnam

3

May16, 2013

4

July 3, 2013

5

September 25,
2013

6

December 24,
2013

7

January 22,
2014

India-Vietnam Relations, India
ASEAN Relations, Rise of
China, and Maritime Issues
in the South China Sea.
Institute for Defense South China Sea
and other
Strategy (IDS),
Strategic Issues of Common
Vietnam
Concern
Bangladesh Institute Future of India Bangladesh
for International and Relations
Strategic Studies
(BIISS)
National Institute for Regional Security Issues
Defence Studies
(NIDS), Japan
Japan Institute of
India,Japanand Emerging AsiaInternational Affairs PacificSecurityArchitecture
(JIIA)
Begin–Sadat Center Evolving Political and Security
for Strategic Studies Dynamics in the Region:
(BESA)
Implications for India and Israel

(v) Roundtable Discussions
28 Roundtable Discussions on a wide range of topics were held at the
Institute during the course of the year. The complete list of topics discussed is
given below:
S.No.
1
2
3

Date
April 11, 2013
April 17, 2013
April 22, 2013

4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

May 6, 2013
May 7, 2013
May 15, 2013
May 21, 2013
May 23, 2013
June 27, 2013
July 23, 2013
August 12, 2013

Topic
Defence Budget 2013-14 - Challenges
Bangladesh: The Islamist Challenge
Dialogue between Strategic Communities of India
and Sri Lanka
Pakistan Elections 2013: Likely Scenario
Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Strategic Implications.
Is India-Nepal-China Trilateral Cooperation Possible?
Sixth IBSA Summit
Post-Election Challenges in Pakistan
South Asia: Prospects for Regional Cooperation
Iranian Nuclear Imbroglio: Exploring Scenarios
Defence related Manpower Issues
31

12
13
14

August 19, 2013
August 24, 2013
August26, 2013

15

September 18,
2013
October 23, 2013
Regional Nuclear Dynamics
December 13, 2013 India-United States Strategic Partnership and Various
Issues relating to Afghanistan, Pakistan and China
December 19, 2013 Russia’s Internal Situation, Directions of its Foreign
Policy and the State of Indo
- Russian Relations and
What Needs to be Done
December 21, 2013 IDSA-MoD Industry Interface
December 30, 2013 China's Domestic Conditions, China's Foreign Policy
under New Leadership, PLA, China's Relations with
Neighbouring Countries including India and Other
Regional Security Issues involving China
January 13, 2014
India's Neighbouring Borderlands: An
Anthropological Approach
January 22, 2014
The Relevance of the Think Tank Rankings and the
Shortcomings in the Process
January 24, 2014
Taiwan’s Role and Position on South China Sea,
India-Taiwan Relations and Think
- Tank culture in
Taiwan
January 31, 2014
Round Table discussion with a group of ten
journalists from both print and audio visual media
February 10, 2014 5th edition of Global Strategic Trends Programme,
its key findings
February 24, 2014 Interaction with SCO Secr
etary General Mr Dmitry
Fedorovich Mezentsev.
February 27, 2014 How has the Army Adapted to Change in
Counterinsurgency Operations?
February 28, 2014 Russia-India-China and Japan: Convergences and
Divergences: Implications for the Future

16
17
18
19
20

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

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UN Peacekeeping: Experiences of India and Brazil
High Tech Forum Meeting
India-US Strategic Partnership with US
Congressman Dr Ami Bera
Northeast’s Role in India’s Look East Policy

Special Interactions

As part of its outreach activities during the year, the Institute organised 17 Special
Interactions with visiting delegations and eminent personalities from various
countries. Delegations and personalities who visited IDSA during the year included:
S.
No.
1

Date

Delegation

Topic

April 23, 2014

New Leadership of China and
Chinese Foreign Policy

2

April 30, 2013

Korea National
Diplomatic Academy
(KNDA),
Taiwanese Academic
Delegation
32

India-Taiwan Relations in
Emerging Strategic Scenario
in Asia

3
4
5

6
7
8

9

10
11
12

13

14
15
16

17

April 30, 2013 Oman National
Changes in the Middle East
Defence College
May 10, 2013 Kazakh Parliamentary Afghanistan
Delegation
May 17, 2013 Swedish Delegation India’s Relations with China and
Russia as well as Perspectives on
Future of NATO and Future
Security Challenges in Europe
June 3, 2013
Centre for Defence
Australia'sSecurityConcernsand
StrategicStudies
how they were Addressingthem
(CDSS),Australia
in Concert with their Partners
June 3, 2013
National Institute of Sino-Indian, India-ASEAN and
Defence Studies,
East China Sea issues
Japan.
June 13, 2013 Institute of Security Recent Developments in Nigeria,
Studies, Nigeria
the Situation in North and West
Africa, and Global Threats
Emanating from Terrorism
June 24, 2013 Maldivian delegation Current Political Situation in
Maldivesand the Overall
Political and Security
Environment in South Asia
November 5, Swedish Foreign
China-India-ASEAN
2013
Ministry Delegation
November 6, Taiwanese Delegation India Taiwan Co-operation and
2013
Regional Issues
November 12, Delegation from the Various issues related to India
2013
Ministry of Defence and its Role in Asian Security
of the Republic of
Indonesia
November 27, Delegation from the India China Relations and related
2013
Yunnan Academy of issues
Social Science
(YASS), Kunming
December 11, Norwegian Deputy
Various issues of Strategic
2013
Minister of Defence, Relevance to India.
Oystein Bo
December 23, Delegation from
The Upcoming Presidential
2013
Afghanistan
Election and US Troops
Withdrawal in2014
December 27, Advanced
Various issues of Strategic
2013
Professional
Relevance.
Programme in Public
Administration
(APPPA) Course
March 13,
Delegation of Young India’s Security Environment and
Parliamentarians from India-Africa relations
2014
African Countries
33

Visits of IDSA Scholars Abroad
1. Dr Arvind Gupta and Dr Rajiv Nayan attended IDSA-BESA Dialogue
organised by Begin–Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) at Tel Aviv,
Israel, April 2-3, 2013.
2. Dr Rajiv Nayan attended the third Special Session of the Conference of the
States Parties to Review the Operation of the Chemical Weapons
Convention (Third Review Conference) organized by the Organisation for
the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at The Hague, Netherlands, April 819, 2013.
3. Dr Anand Kumar attended a lecture organized by Kunming University, at
Kunming, China, April 8-12, 2013.
4. Wg Cdr A.V. Lele attended the Tenth Annual Space Security Working Group
meeting of the “Space Security Index” organized by McGill University at
Montreal, at Canada, April 12-13, 2013.
5. Dr Jagannath Panda attended a Conference on “China and the Restructuring
of International Political Economy” organized by Department of Geography at
the University of Oregon (Eugene, USA) at Eugene, USA April 14-15,
2013.
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6. Brig (Retd) Rumel Dahiya attended the 10 International Security Forum
under the title “Facing a World of Transitions” organized by Geneva Centre
for Security Policy (GCSP) and the follow-up SSN Networks Directors
Meeting at Switzerland, April 22-25, 2013.
7. Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha attended a Conference on “China and India:
Towards Cooperation between the Giants of Asia” organized by the Lee
Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at Singapore, April 26-27,
2013.
8. Gp Capt V Krishnappa delivered a talk on “Rising to the Challenge? India's
Grand Strategic Thinking in the Age of Global Complexity” organized by
the American Foreign Policy Council at Washington, DC, May 3-7, 2013.
9. Brig (Retd) Rumel Dahiya, Gp Capt Krishnappa and Cdr S.S. Parmar
participated in the third workshop of “International Order at Sea” co-hosted
by the Centre for Naval Analyses (CAN), USA and the Norwegian Institute
for Defence Studies (IFS) at Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, DC, May 5-7, 2013.
10.Shri A Vinod Kumar attended the PONI Spring Conference on “Missile
Defence and Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia” organized by the Centre for
Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) at Washington, DC, May 14-15,
2013.
11. Dr Jagannath P. Panda attended a Workshop on “The Rush of China and
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India to Africa: State Versus Market Driven Development Cooperation
Strategies?” organized by the European Association of Development
Research and Training Institutes (EADI) at The Hague Netherlands, May
17-18, 2013.
12.Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha attended an “Annual SSN Working Groups
Meeting” organized by the Strategic Studies Network (SSN) at Dead Sea,
Jordan, May 18-19, 2013.
13.Dr Arvind Gupta Dr Ashok Behuria, Ms Ruchita Beri and Cdr S.S. Parmar
attended the First IDSA-SAIIA Bilateral Dialogue organized by the South
African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) at Johannesburg, May 2728, 2013.
14.Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik was selected as Visiting Professor to ICCR's Chair at
the University of Colombo, at Sri Lanka on deputation, June-August 2013.
15.Dr Cherian Samuel attended a panel discussion on “Cyber Security”
organized by The German Mission to the United Nations at New York on
June 6, 2014.
16.Dr Anand Kumar attended the 1st conference of “China-South Asian
Countries Think Tank Forum” (CSAC-TTF) (NIIS) organized by Chinese
Academy of Social Sciences, Kunming, China, June 6-7, 2013.
17.Dr Ashok Behuria attended a workshop on “The Rush of China and India to
Africa: State Versus Market Driven Development Cooperation Strategies?”
co-organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), the
Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the Regional Programme SAARC of
the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung at Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 10-12, 2013.
18.Dr Namrata Goswami was offered the Jennings Randolph Senior
Fellowship by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington DC
from October 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
19.Shri S Samuel C. Rajiv attended the “Sixth Annual Society For Historians of
American Foreign Relations' (SHAFR) Summer Institute” and “The 2013
SHAFR Conference organized by Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation
International History Project at Washington, DC, June 14-19, 2013.
20.Dr Cherian Samuel attended an international conference on “China's Cyber
Security and Cyber Defence Policies and Strategies” at Paris, France, July 1,
2013.
21.Dr Anand Kumar attended the “Regional Expert Round Table Dialogue”
organized by the International Alert and the South Asia Network on Security
and Climate Change (SANSaC) at Kathmandu, Nepal, July 7-9, 2013.
22.Dr Arvind Gupta and Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha attended IDSA-PRIO
Collaborative Project organized by PRIO at Oslo, Norway, August 3-13,
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2013.
23.Dr Anand Kumar attended the International Conference on “China-SAARC
Relations: Towards a Closer Partnership” at Shanghai, China, August 29-30,
2013.
24.Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha attended the 6th South Asia Economic Summit (6th
SAES) organized by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) at Colombo, Sri
Lanka, September 2-4, 2013.
25.Wg Cdr A.V. Lele attended the Seventh edition of the “Yearbook on Space
Policy” organized by European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) at Vienna,
Austria, September 11-12, 2013.
26.Dr Rajiv Nayan attended a seminar which is a part of a global project namely
“Governing Uranium” organized by the Danish Institute for International
Studies at Copenhagen, Denmark, September 23-25, 2013.
27.Dr Rajiv Nayan attended a Conference on “Nuclear Trafficking” at West
Sussex, United Kingdom organized by Wilton Park at United Kingdom,
September 25-27, 2013.
28.Dr Reshmi Kazi attended a Seminar on “Partnership to Promote Weapons of
Mass Destruction (WMDs) Non-Proliferation” organized by Department of
Defence, Government of USA, at Washington, September 25-October 11,
2013.
29.Dr Jagannath Panda attended the Third Peace Forum on “China-India
Relations” organized by the International Affairs Research Centre (IARC) at
Hong Kong, September 28-29, 2013.
30.Dr Rajiv Nayan attended the “Second EU Non-Proliferation and
Disarmament Conference” organised the by EU Non-Proliferation
Consortium at Brussels, Belgium, September 30-October 1, 2013.
31.Wg Cdr AV Lele attended a Seminar on “Building Confidence for Eurasian
Space Activities through Norms for Behaviour” organized by the United
Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) at Astana,
Kazakhstan October 2-3, 2013.
32.Dr Arvind Gupta attended a Conference on “Herat Security Dialogue II” at
Herat, Afghanistan, October 4-6, 2013.
33.Ms Shebonti Ray Dadwal participated in the 3rd International Conference
on “Taiwan-US-Japan Strategic Security Dialogue” organized by Taipei
Economic and Cultural Center in India at Taipei, Taiwan, October 14-18,
2013.
34.Ms Ruchita Beri attended the India-Africa Conference on “India-West
Africa: A Dynamic Relationship and Emerging Trends” organized by ICWA at
Accra, Ghana, October 14, 2013.

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35.Ms Ruchita Beri attended the Conference on “India-Francophone Africa:
Issues and Challenges” organised by ICWA at Dakar, Senegal, October 1718, 2013.
36.Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha participated in a Conference on “Water Governance
and Cooperation in South Asia” organized by The Hans Seidel Stiftung
(HSS) at Kathmandu, Nepal, October 17-18, 2013.
37.Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha participated in a Seminar on “India-Pakistan Peace
Process: Resumption of Dialogue” organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
(FES) at Dubai, UAE, October 27-29, 2013.
38.Dr Jagannath Panda participated in a Conference on “Relations between
China and States on its Periphery during the Cold War” organized by the
Centre for Cold War International History Studies, East China Normal
University (ECNU), Wilson Centre's History and Public Policy
Programme (USA) and Cornell University (USA) at Shanghai, China,
October27-28, 2013.
39.Dr Ashok Behuria and Dr Nihar Nayak attended an academic tour organized
by Ministry of External Affairs to Nepal, November 5-20, 2013.
40.Dr Arvind Gupta attended the 2nd Seoul Defence Dialogue (SSD) organized
by The Ministry of National Defence (MND) of the Republic of Korea at
Seoul, South Korea, November 11-13, 2013.
41.Dr Jagannath Panda attended the Annual International Symposium on
Security entitled “Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific:
To Overcome the Gap of Security Outlooks” organized by The National
Institute for Defence Studies (NIDS) at Tokyo, Japan, November 12-13,
2013.
42.Dr P.K. Singh participated an International Conference on PLA Affairs
titled: “The PLA Prepares for Military Struggle in the Information Age:
Changing Threats, Doctrine, and Combat Capabilities” organized by CAPSNDU-RAND at Taipei, November 14-15, 2013.
43.Brig (Retd) Rumel Dahiya and Cdr S.S. Parmar participated a workshop on
“Global Commons and Order at Sea” co-hosted by the Norwegian Institute
for Defence Studies (IFS) and Rajaratnam School of International Studies
(RSIS), Singapore, November 19, 2013 and a conference on “Maritime
Security” organized at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy,
Beijing, China, November 21, 2013.
44.Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik attended the “Sinhala and Tamil Language Course”
organized by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) at
Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 19-December 18, 2013.
45.Dr Jagannath Panda attended the KODAS 2013 Korea Defence and Security
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Week organized by Korea Defence Industry Trade Support Centre
(KODITS) at Seoul, South Korea, November 20-21, 2013.
46.Dr Laxman Behera attended the “French International Programme of
Ministry of Defence” organized by The French Ministry of Defence at Paris,
France, November 25-29, 2013.
47.Dr Arvind Gupta, Dr R.N. Das and Dr Jagannath Panda participated in the 2nd
India-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Dialogue organized by the Tokyo
Foundation at Tokyo, Japan, November 28-29, 2013.
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48.Dr Arvind Gupta attended the 9 CSCSP General Conference organized by
MEA at Beijing, December 2-4, 2013.
49.Cdr SS Parmar, Dr S Kalyanaraman and Col (Retd) Vivek Chadha
participated in a Conference on “Managing Military Change” organized by
the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies at Oslo, Norway, December 5-6, 2013.
50.Dr R.N. Das and Dr Jagannath Panda attended the “World Dialogue on the
Chinese Dream” organized by The Shanghai Academy of Social Science
(SASS) at Shanghai, China, December 7-8, 2013.
51.Brig (Retd) Rumel Dahiya attended the Second Annual Conference of Arab
Strategic and Policy Research Centres organized by the Arab Center for
Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) at Doha, Qatar, December 7-9, 2013.
52.Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha attended a conference on “Energy Security in GBM
Region: Opportunities and Challenges” organized by IUCN, India Country
Office at Bangkok, Thailand, December 10, 2013.
53.Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha participated in the “Strategic Studies Summit”
organized by Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies at
Bangkok, Thailand, February 23-25, 2014.
54.Shri A. Vinod Kumar attended the partners meeting of the “Nuclear
Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP)” organized by the
Centre for Security Studies (CSS) at Zurich, Switzerland, March 1-3, 2014.
56.Dr Meena Singh Roy undertook a research project on “India and Central
Asia Relations in the Context of China's Increasing Role in the Region”
organized by German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), March
1-May 31, 2014.
57.Dr Namrata Goswami attended a capsule titled “Defence against Terrorism”
organized by Centre of Excellence-Defence against Terrorism (COE-DAT)
at
Ankara, Turkey, March 10-12, 2014.
58.Col (Retd) Vivek Chadha attended an International Conference titled
“Toward International Cooperation to Combat Terrorism” organized by
Government of the Republic of Iraq, at Baghdad, March 12-13, 2014.
59.Dr Jagannath Panda attended a workshop on “Regional Integration in Asia
and Europe” organized by Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China,
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March 13-14, 2014.
60.Dr Rajiv Nayan attended a seminar on “Nuclear Knowledge Summit:
Towards Sustainable Nuclear Security” organized by the Netherlands
Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' at Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, March 21-22, 2014.
61.Dr Cherian Samuel attended a workshop on “ASEAN Regional Forum
Cyber Confidence Building Measures Workshop” organized by Australian
Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 25-26,
2014.

Field Trips Undertaken by IDSA Scholars
61.Dr P. V. Ramana undertook a field trip to Jharkhand as part of the MHAIDSA project on Maoist Finances, April 2013.
62.Dr M Mahtab Alam Rizvi and Dr Prashant Kumar Pradhan undertook a field
trip to Doha (Qatar) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) as part of MEA-IDSA
project, April 07-11, 2013.
63.Dr Meena Singh Roy and Ms Neha Kohli undertook a field trip to
Qatar/Kuwait and UAE as part of MEA-IDSA project, April 09-11, 2013.
64.Dr P.K Singh undertook a field trip sponsored by the Indian Council of
Social Science Research to Taiwan, June 1-30, 2013.
65.Dr P.V. Ramana undertook a field trip to Guwahati as part of MHA-IDSA
project on Linkages between Maoists and North East Militant Groups, July
17-24, 2013.
66.Dr Pushpita Das undertook a field trip to Maharashtra, Kerala and Odisha to
study the coastal security situation in the states in July, 2013 October, 2013
and February 2014
67.Dr Anshuman Behera undertook a field trip to J&K as part of the MHAIDSA project on “Madrassa Education in India: A Case Study of Jammu and
Kashmir”, November 4-20, 2013.
68.Ms Shruti Pandalai undertook a field trip to Mumbai as part of the MHAIDSA Project on “Social Media and Impact on Internal Security”, February
14-22, 2014.
69.Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik and Dr Pushpita Das undertook a field trip to
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur andGuwahati to study the border
haat and cultural contacts between the people living in that region across the
international boundary, March 3-15, 2014.

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Annexure IV

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Details of Projects with IDSA as on 31st March 2014

Sr

Name of the Project

Sanctioning
Authority

Period of Project

Status

Ongoing

1.

POK Project

MEA

2.

Project on West Asia

MEA

Jan. 2014 Dec. 2014
2013 – 2014

3.

Co astal Security

NSCS

2013 -14

Submitted

4.

MEA - Energy Security
Hand Book

MEA

2013 -14

Submitted

5.

MHA Study – by Dr P V
Ramana On “Maoist
Finances”

MHA

2013 -14

Completed May
2014

6.

MHA Workshop on
Naxalism For Police
Officers

MHA

2013 -14

Completed

7.

MHA – Policy Research
Pape rs

MHA

2013 -15

Ongoing

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Completed

Annexure V

Publications
Journals
Strategic Analysis 2013 -14

In 2013-14, Strategic Analysis continued its journey as the country's foremost
academic journal on strategic studies, area studies and international relations. The
journal attracted some of the best known international academics, and analysts into its
fold from across the subject spectrum. The journal's contributions are now read, refereed
and contributed to, internationally, a trend that began most definitively in 2012-13. This
trend is being carried forward in the period under review. This has given strength to the
journal as a standalone among its peers in the market. The publishing and marketing
collaboration with Routledge is continuing with increasingly positive feedback being
received from international publishing circles.
The issues and themes that have been covered and continue to occupy the attention
of scholars, include India-Sri Lanka relations in the post–LTTE period; India's growing
energy woes; the transition in Myanmar and its implications for the region; the economic
and social changes faced by China and the security challenges therein; the changing
nature of the Air Power discourse; the IBSA completing ten years and its implications
and fallout; the emergence of the Arctic as the 'new front' in the non-traditional security
discourse; the possibilities of a trilateral cooperative arrangement between India, China
and Nepal; Peacekeeping; ASEAN; Digital Diplomacy and Foreign Policy and the role
of cultural diplomacy in regional development, among others.

Special Issues in the Period under Review
Issue: RSAN 38-2 – March-April 2014 – Nuclear Security

Circulation*
Subscriptions to Libraries and Institutions
Subscription Type
Core subscription to Strategic
Analysis
Core subscription to Strategic
Analysis (Indian rate)
Routledge online sales agreements

2009
37

2010
47

2011
50

2012
58

2013
70

250

275

410

154

75

1416

1484

1,654

1,737

1,721

41

42

Top Ten Articles Downloaded via Informaworld in 2013

Top Institution by Downloads

Based on Publishing Report from Routledge, April 2014

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Journal of Defence Studies
The Journal of Defence Studies (JDS) is a peer-reviewed research journal with a special
focus on the core issues of defence, and national security and strategy. Started as an
annual issue in 2007, JDS is now published quarterly.
Four issues of the journal were published during the year, including one special issue.
The April-June 2013 issue was a special issue addressing 'Ethics and Morals in the
Indian Armed Forces'. It included contributions by Adm (Retd) Arun Prakash, Lt Gen
(Retd) Ian Cardozo, Maj Gen (Retd) Mrinal Suman, Nitin Gokhale, and Maj Gen (Retd)
Dhruv C. Katoch, among others.
The other three issues were general issues containing articles on a number of topics,
including defence procurements, DRDO and quality assurance; maritime security and
the Indian Ocean region; Indian military history; international legal mechanisms and
defence; among others. It also included incisive, timely commentaries on topical events
such as the Chinese intrusion into Ladakh in April-May 2013, and the signing of the
Border Defence Cooperation Agreement between India and China in December 2013.
The JDS has expanded its contributor base and readership over the past year, with many
contributions coming from outside the IDSA. It has also caught the attention of members
of the defence and strategic community across the world. The subscription base has also
grown by around 40-50 new subscriptions during the period. JDS continues its
publishing tie-up with Bloomsbury India Ltd.
A JDS page has been created on Facebook which is generating further interest in the
publication. It is also being publicized on Twitter.
The complete list of articles published in the JDS during the year is available on the
IDSA website.

CBW Magazine
Two issues of the Magazine were published during the year.

Books and Monographs
10 Books and 19 Monographs were authored/edited by IDSA scholars during the
year:

Books
1. Asian Strategic Review 2013, S.D. Muni and Vivek Chadha (eds.), Pentagon Press
2. Mission Mars: India's Quest for the Red Planet, Ajey Lele, Springer
3. Developments in the Gulf Region: Prospects and Challenges for India in the Next
Two Decades Rumel Dahiya (ed.), Pentagon Press
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4. Stability and Growth in South Asia,Sumita Kumar (ed.), Pentagon Press
5. India and Africa: Enhancing Mutual Engagement. Ruchita Beri (ed.), Pentagon
Press
6. Militant Groups in South Asia, Surinder Kumar Sharma and Anshuman Behera,
Pentagon Press
7. Central Asia: Democracy, Instability and Strategic Game in Kyrgyzstan, P.
Stobdan, Pentagon Press
8. Emerging Trends in West Asia: Regional and Global Implications, Meena Singh
Roy (ed.),Pentagon Press
9. Asian Strategic Review 2014: US Pivot and Asian Security, S.D. Muni and Vivek
Chadha (eds.), Pentagon Press
10. India and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime: The Perennial Outlier, A. Vinod
Kumar, Cambridge University Press

Monographs
1. Theaterised Joint Logistics: A Calibrated Initiation, Virander Kumar
2. National Interests and Threat Perceptions: Exploring the Chinese Discourse,
Rukmani Gupta
3. Beyond Stereotype: Contours of the Transition in Jammu and Kashmir, Arpita
Anant
4. Water Sector in Pakistan: Policy, Politics, Management, Medha Bisht
5. India-China Relations: A New Paradigm, R.N. Das
6. Gilgit Baltistan: Between Hope and Despair, Priyanka Singh
7. One Hundred Years of Kautilya's Arthashastra, P.K. Gautam
8. Indian Defence Industry: Issues of Self-Reliance, Laxman K. Behera
9. India's Internal Security Situation: Present Realities and Future Pathways,
Namrata Goswami
10. Coastal Security: The Indian Experience, Pushpita Das
11. BRICS and the China-India Construct: A New Order in Making? Jagannath P.
Panda
12. Climate Change Narratives: Reading the Arctic, Uttam Kumar Sinha
st
13. Nuclear Terrorism: The New Terror of the 21 Century, Reshmi Kazi
14. Understanding Iran's Political and Military Institutions: An Indian Perspective, M.
Mahtab Alam Rizvi
15. The Geopolitics of America's Energy Independence: Implications for China, India
and the Global Energy Market, Shebonti Ray Dadwal
16. Revenue Procurement Practices in the Indian Army, Venu Gopal
17. Turkey and its Quest for Leadership Role in the West Asian Region, Rajeev Agarwal
18. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: India Seeking New Role in the Eurasian
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Regional Mechanism, Meena Singh Roy
19. Stealth Technology and its Effect on Aerial Warfare, Vivek Kapur

IDSA Task Force Reports
1. Pakistan on the Edge, April 2013
2. China Year Book 2012 Rukmani Gupta, (ed) October 2013

News Digests
News Digests serve the important function of providing comprehensive and focused
coverage on specialised issues and topics to members of the strategic community. The
Institute has been fulfilling the need of the strategic community in India in this regard.
The News Digests published by the Institute are as follows:
1. Strategic Digest
2. The Week in Review
3. Insight Southeast Asia
4. PoK News Digest
5. Pakistan Urdu Press
6. Pakistan News Digest
7. Africa Trends
8. Southeast Asia News Review
9. Indian Ocean Watch
10. NTS Newsletter
11. East Asia Monitor
12. South Asia Trends

Occasional Papers
Two Occasional Papers were published during the year:1. India's Nuclear Triad: A Net Assessment, Ajey Lele, April 2013
2. Defence Innovation in India: The Fault Lines, Laxman K Behera, January 2014

Policy Briefs
Eight Policy Briefs were published/edited during the year:
1. India's Approach to Asia Pacific, Arvind Gupta, September 2013
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2. India and Central Asia: Need for a Pro-active Approach, Arvind Gupta, October
2013
3. India's Strategic Articulations: Shift in Thinking, P. Stobdan, November
2013
4. India and Asian Geopolitics, P. Stobdan, November 2013
5. India Should Rebalance Regional Focus, P. Stobdan, November 2013
6. India and China: Exploring Partnership in Afghanistan, P. Stobdan, December
2013
7. Arab Spring: Implications for India, West Asia Centre, January 2014
8. India and Maldives: Ties Must Be Consolidated, Arvind Gupta, January 13,
2014

Issue Briefs
24 Issue Briefs were published during the year:
1. China-Russia Relations: Bonding but Can it Endure? Mandip Singh, April 18,
2013.
2. Examining the Prospects of South Korea Going Nuclear, Rukmani Gupta, May 1,
2013.
3. Amendments to DPP-2011: An Analytical Overview, Laxman K. Behera, May 6,
2013.
4. Australia-China Strategic Partnership, Rahul Mishra, May 13, 2013.
5. India- Iran Relations: Sustaining the Momentum, Meena Singh Roy, May 20, 2013.
6. Russian Military Reforms: An Evaluation, Amit Kumar, May 23, 2013.
7. Syria and WMD: Deepening Uncertainty, S. Samuel C. Rajiv, June 3, 2013.
8. Li Keqiang's Visit to Pakistan: Assessing the Outcome, Mandip Singh, June 5, 2013.
9. Does China Mix Business with Politics? Mandip Singh, June 21, 2013.
10. Evolution of Aerial Combat, Vivek Kapur, July 8, 2013.
11. Iran under Hassan Rouhani: Imperatives for the Region and India, West Asia
Centre, July 19, 2013.
12. Maoists Link in Odisha: Case of the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh, Anshuman Behera,
August 5, 2013.
13. Iranian Nuclear Imbroglio: The Way Forward, S. Samuel C. Rajiv, August 6, 2013.
14. Post-Morsi Egypt: Saudi Manoeuvring and Iranian Dilemma, Prasanta Kumar
Pradhan, September 27, 2013.
15. Urenco is up for Sale, is India Interested? A. Vinod Kumar, November 13, 2013.
16. India-Japan Relations: New Opportunities, Arvind Gupta, November 29, 2013.
17. Iran Nuclear Deal: The Fine Print, S. Samuel C. Rajiv, December 9,
2013.
18. Chinese Intrusions across the LAC, Namrata Goswami, December 17, 2013.
19. Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Thinking and the Pakistani Connection, Reshmi Kazi,
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January 7, 2014.
20. INS Vikramaditya – Deployment Options for India, Abhijit Singh, January 21, 2014.
21. Internal Security Trends in 2013 and a Prognosis Internal Security Centre, January
24, 2014.
22. Heavy Satellite Launch Vehicles: An Assessment, Ajey Lele and Parveen Bhardwaj,
February 19, 2014.
23. Iran under Rouhani: From Confrontation to Reconciliation, M. Mahtab Alam Rizvi,
February 26, 2014.
24. China at your Doorstep: Looking East from India's Northeast Namrata Goswami,
March 2014.

Articles by IDSA Scholars in Peer-Reviewed Non-IDSA Publications
A total of 20 peer-reviewed Articles were published in non-IDSA publications by IDSA
scholars during the year. A list of the same has been included in
Appendix-B.

Articles and Book Chapters by IDSA Scholars in Non-IDSA Publications
A total of 23 articles and Book Chapters were published in non-IDSA publications by
IDSA Scholars during the year. The list is included in Appendix-C.

Articles Published by IDSA Scholars in Peer-Reviewed/Refereed IDSA
Publications
A total of 20 articles were published by IDSA Scholars in Peer-Reviewed/Refereed
IDSA Publication. The list is included in Appendix – D.

Commentaries Published by IDSA Scholars in Peer-Reviewed/Refereed
IDSA Publications
A total of 8 commentaries were published by IDSA scholars in Peer-Reviewed/Referred
IDSA Publications. The list is included in Appendix – E.

Book Reviews Published by IDSA Scholars in Peer-Reviewed/Refereed
IDSA Publications
A total of 17 Book Reviews were published by IDSA scholars in Peer-Reviewed
Refereed IDSA Publications. The list is included in Appendix – F.
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Articles and Chapters published by IDSA Scholars in IDSA's
Books/Monographs/Reports
A total of 62 Articles and Chapters were published by IDSA Scholars in IDSA's
Books/Monographs/Reports. The list is included in Appendix – G.

Weekly Fellow Seminars by IDSA Scholars
A total of 26 Fellow Seminars were held during the financial year. The list is included in
Appendix – H.

Publications by IDSA Scholars in: (A) Newspapers and Magazines: (B)
Commentaries on IDSA Website
66 Articles were published by IDSA scholars in various newspapers and magazines and
102 Web Commentaries were published on the IDSA Website during the year.

Name of the Scholar

Agarwal, Rajeev
Baruah, Pranamita
Basu Titli
Behuria, Ashok K
Behera, Laxman K
Chadha, Vivek
Dadwal, Shebonti
Ray
Das, Bijoy

Number of Articles
Published in Various
Newspapers and
Magazines

Commentaries on IDSA
Website

6

3
2
1
2
4
4
1

1

1

49

Das, Pushpita
Das, R.N
Gautam, P.K.
Godbole, Avinash
Goswami, Namrata
Gupta, Arvind
Hassan Yaqoob Ul
Jagota Naval
Kazi, Reshmi
Khan, Shamshad A.
Kumar, Anand
Kumar Sumita
Lele, Ajey
Mishra, Saurabh
Mishra, Rahul
Nayak, Nihar
Nayan, Rajiv

1

Panda, Jagannath
Pandalai, Shruti
Pattan aik, Smruti
Pradhan, Prashant
Kumar
Prasad, Mahendra
Rajiv, S, Samuel
Ramana, P.V.
Rana Vijay Singh
Rizvi, M. Mahtab
Alam
Roy, Rajorshi
Samuel, Cherian
Singh, Abihijit
Singh, Gunjan
Singh, Mandip
Singh,Prashant
Kumar
Singh, Priyanka
Singh, Udai Bhanu
Stobdan, P.
Sultana, Gulbin
Tomar ,Sanjiv Kumar
Vinod, A. Kumar

1
6

2
5
7

1
1

6
3
5

2

3
1
2
2
4
10
1
2
2
5
2
5
1
1
1
7
2
1
2
1

1

5
2
1
3

5
1
1

Total

66
50

5
1
1
4
1
3
1
3
1
1
1
3
2
2

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Annexure VI
IDSA LIBRARY
The IDSA Library continued to be the primary source of information with a rich
collection of 57,613 books and a number of CD-ROM databases. During 2013-2014,
537 new books were added to the library collection. In addition, about 300 current
journals are received in print and electronic/online versions and 27 newspapers are
subscribed to. The Library also has a number of reports, databases and bound volumes of
17,000 old journals.
The Library activities, viz., acquisition, cataloguing, circulation and inventory
control have been computerized. The Library holdings database, i.e., the online
catalogue, can be accessed through the internal LAN. The Library's Online Public
Access Catalogue has also been uploaded on the internet and can be accessed by anyone.
IDSA scholars can reserve as well as indent books from their desks.
The Library's resources are extensively used by the Institute's scholars, members of
the Institute, and other external users. The Information Services Group (ISG) continues
to provide Internet-based information services to IDSA scholars and also to IDSA
members and officials in the government. About 1312 information service requests were
attended to during the year.
The list of New Arrivals is being made available on IDSA's website regularly and
also being mailed to individual scholars.

The important Online Resources Accessible to Members are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Columbia International Affairs
EIU Country Report (38)
Global Newswire (BBC)
Intelligence Online
Jane's Defence News Module Online
Jane's Security News Module Online
JSTOR
Moscow Defence Brief
North Africa Journal
Oil Gas and Energy Law Intelligence
Time of Central Asia
World News Connection
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In addition to maintaining the above resources, the library provides the
following services to the members:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Select Bibliographies on request
Books/ Articles Alert
Information on specific research topics
SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information Service)
Current Journal Contents
CAS (Current Awareness Service)

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Annexure VII

WEBSITE
IDSA has kept pace with increasing digitalization over the years and all IDSA
publications are posted on the Institute's website. Visitors are given “Open Access” to
most of the publications. “Open Access” to publications creates healthier scholarship
and communication. It also helps in sharing author's ideas worldwide and preserves the
publications in digital form leading to greater shelf life.
During the year, 32,552 Books, 25,620 Monographs and 10,951 Occasional Papers were
downloaded from the IDSA website.
The number of hits on the Website has been steadily increasing as can be seen from the
Chart below:

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Updates on IDSA Website

E- Books
IDSA
Commentaries
Policy Briefs
Issue Briefs
Monographs
Occasional
Papers
Special
Features
Backgrounder
N EWSDIGESTS
The Week in
Review
Pakistan Urdu
Press
PoK News
Digest

2007 -08 2008 -09 2009 -10 2010 -11 2011 -12 2012 - 13 2013 - 14
6
4
14
11
106
171
224
308
280
252
188
0
0

2
0

4
10
7

6
53
1
10

5
57
2
4

4
43
7
7

8
35
21
2

NA

NA

0

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

1

NA*

37

51

43

46

39

29

0

0

38

27

15

7

6

0

9

12

12

12

12

10

16

5

0

0

7

1

0

1
1

3
9

4
4

3

8

2

0

South Asia
Trends
China News
Digest
Africa Trends
Insight
Southeast
Asia
Indian Ocean
Watch
IOR -ARC
Newsletter
Pakistan News
Digest
East Asia
Monitor

8
1

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* Between January-December 2007 TWIR was only circulated on email to select
members of strategic community inside India.
· The section Ask an Expert was started on June 10, 2010. Till March 31, 2014, more
than 576 questions have been answered by the IDSA Scholars. In the financial year
2013-14, 199 questions were answered. As against 154 questions answered in 201314.
· IDSA on Facebook: As on April 4, 2013 IDSA had 8,412 fans whereas on April 1,
2013 there were 4,524 fans.
· IDSA on Twitter: As on April 4, 2014 IDSA has 7,399 followers whereas on
April 1, 2013 there were 3,872 followers.
· IDSA on YouTube: Videos of selected lectures at IDSA are posted on IDSA
channel on YouTube. In the year 2013-14 the channel received 43,478 views
a s
compared to 33,593 in the year 2012-13.
· Live Webcast was organized for the 16th Asian Security Conference,
(February 19-21 2014). The webcast received 2,665 page views from 164
cities in 48 countries/territories. Last year the webcast received 2,122 page
views from 148 cities in 44 countries/territories.
· Live Webcast was organized for the Delhi Dialogue VI (March 6-7 2014).
The
webcast received 465 page views from 59 cities in 14
countries/territories.

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)
The GIS Laboratory maintains a Geo-Spatial Database, wherein information and
customized maps, related to natural, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of
countries around the world especially South Asia, is stored and regularly updated.
Geographical data/information at different administrative levels for each country
International boundary, State boundary, District boundary and Wards boundary,
transport and communication networks, other socio-economic information is being
downloaded and collected from the internet periodically. Around 1,212 customized
maps have been prepared till now of which 339 maps were prepared from April 1, 2013
to March 31, 2014. These maps are being regularly used by the scholars for their
reference or for publication purposes.

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Annexure VIII
ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES
IDSA continued with its short-duration workshops/training programmes for civilian and
military officials of the Government of India, in which the Institute's scholars as well as
select outside experts delivered lectures on a range of issues related to national, regional
and international security. The following seven Workshops/Training Programmes were
held during the year:

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Annexure IX
VISITING FELLOWSHIP AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMMES
Started in 2007, the Visiting Fellowship Programme has been successful in attracting
some of the best talents from across the world including some eminent scholars. The
programme during the year, hosted 13 Visiting Fellows from across the world, including
03 fromthe South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries
under the Asia-Africa Visiting Fellowship. In some instances, the Visiting Fellows also
helped in capacity building efforts towards quality research within IDSA by conducting
seminars on research methods and recent trends in the strategic studies scholarship. It is
only reasonable to assume that the increasing number of successful alumni will enhance
the Institute's visibility around the world, add value to work in the coming years, besides
acting as its brand ambassadors in their home institutions.

LIST OF VISITING FELLOWS (2013-2014)
S. No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

Name

Affiliation

Dr Dany Shoham

Centre

Begin- Sadat Center for Strategic
Strategic Studies, Bar Ilan Technologies
University, Israel
Chietigj Bajpaee Kings’ College, London South Asia
Mohammad Ali
Institute for Political and West Asia
Mohammadi
International Studies,
Pishkenari
Tehran
Dr Sandra Destradi German Institute for Global West Asia
and Area Studies, Hamburg
Dr Mahua
Department of Japanese East Asia
Bhattacharyya
and Asian Studies,
Elizabethtown College, P.A.
Thorsten Wojczewski University of Kiel
Military Affairs
Sasiwan Chingchit Pacific Forum, Center for Southeast
Strategic and InterAsia and
national Studies
Oceania
Dr Pushpa Raj
Tribhuvan University,
South Asia
Nepal
Adhikari
Dr Munmun
Northeastern Hill Univer- Southeast Asia
Majumdar
sity, Shillong, Meghalaya and Oceania
Vipul Dutta
Kings’ College, London Military Affairs
Commodore Lee Australian National Center Military Affairs
Cordner (Retd)
for Ocean Resources and
Security (ANCORS)
Peter Van Der
National Graduate Institute East Asia
for Policy Studies, Tokyo
Hoest
Michael Liebig

From

To

05.09.2013 10.05.2014
26.09.2013 06.11.2013
30.09.2013 11.11.2013
03.10.2013 29.11.2013
01.10.2013 03.02.2014
14.10.2013 19.12.2013
05.11.2013 04.05.2014
12.12.2013 11.06.201
4
19.12.2013 13.02.2014
01.01.2014 31.03.2014
07.01.2014 21.04.2014
24.01.2014 23.04.2014

Goethe University, Frankfurt Military Affairs 03.02.2014 31.04.2014

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The IDSA Internship Programme launched three years ago has been successful in
attracting young talent to IDSA. This programme attracted over 25 Interns from multidisciplinary backgrounds from both Indian and foreign universities during this financial
year. These Interns have made useful contributions to the success of IDSA's projects. It
is hoped that their time at IDSA will help them better appreciate India's foreign and
security policies. We expect these talented scholars to be future leaders in the domain of
strategic affairs who will also contribute to the work of the Institute in times to come.

LIST OF INTERNS (2013- 2014)
S. No. Name

Affiliation

Centre

From

To

1.

Jean Langlois The National School Military
Berthlot
of Advanced
Affairs
Studies, Paris

18.03.2013

09.09.2013

2.

Dolma Tsering Jawaharlal Nehru
University

East Asia

20.05.2013

19.11.2013

3.

Shyam Hari O.P. Jindal Global
University

East Asia

29.05.2013

31.05.2014

4.

Nidhi Varma University of
Toronto, Canada

Military
Affairs

03.06.2013

28.06.2013

5.

Devyani
Shetty

Africa, Latin
Manipal University America,
03.06.2013
Caribbean and
United Nations

6.

Rohit
Deshpande

Manipal University Military
Affairs

03.06.2013

31.07.2013

7.

Aakriti Sethi Manipal University North
America

03.06.2013

31.07.2013

8.

Aditya Pillai Paris School of
South Asia
International Affairs,
Sciences Po

17.06.2013

16.12.2013

9.

Arko
Dasgupta

01.07.2013

31.12.2013

Jamia Milia Islamia Southeast
Asia and
Oceania
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31.07.2013

10.

Dr Yaqoob
Ul Hassan

Istanbul University,
Turkey

South Asia

08.07.2013

25.09.2013

11.

Shreyas
Deshmukh

University of Pune

South Asia

08.07.2013

07.07.2014

12.

Daneesh
Sethna

Institut d Etudes
Politiques de Paris/
Science Po

31.12.2013

13.

Divita
Shandilya

Jawaharlal Nehru
University

Nuclear and 15.07.2013Arms
Control
Africa, Latin
01.08.2013
America,
Caribbean and
United Nations

14.

Aarushi
Prakash

European Peace
University, Austria

15.

Drabir
Narayan
Ghosh

16.

Marta
Pisarczyk

University of
Freiburg, Germany

17.

Sandhya
Sharma

18.

Nuclear and 01.08.2013
Arms
Control

Maharashtra Institute
Europe and
of Technology School Eurasia
of Government, Pune

31.01.2014

05.08.2013

06.08.2013

03.01.2014

Internal
Security

26.08.2013

31.10.2013

Christ University,
Bangalore

Defence
Economics

02.09.2013

13.12.2013

Divya
Malhotra

Christ University,
Bangalore

West Asia

02.09.2013

01.10.2014

19.

Husanjot
Chahal

University of
Nottingham

Internal
Security

01.10.2013

31.05.2014

20.

Rhea
Sharma

University of Delhi

Southeast
Asia and
Oceania

01.10.2013

18.11.13

South Asia

18.11.2013

14.03.2014

21.

National University
Abhimanyu of Study and
Singh
Research in Law,
Ranchi

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22. Esha
Chaudhuri

London School of
Economics

Nuclear and
Arms
Control

23. George
Thomas

National Law
School, Bangalore

Africa, Latin 16.01.2014 14.03.2014
America,
Caribbean and
United Nations
East Asia
20.01.2014 19.07.2014

24.

Deepika
Godara

O.P. Jindal Global
University

25.

Nikunja
Goswami

South Asian
University,
New Delhi

13.01.2014 12.07.2014

Nuclear and 17.02.2014 16.04.2014
Arms Control

Through these programmes, we hope to contribute towards building a
vibrant strategic community in the coming years.

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Annexure X

LIST OF MoUs SIGNED BETWEEN IDSA AND OTHER INSTITUTES
(2013-2014)
As on 31 March 2014, IDSA has signed a total of 47 MoUs with various think tanks
around the world. The following five MoUs were signed in the year 2013-2014:S No
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Name of the Institution Country
Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), Vietnam
Vietnam Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies (Hanoi)
Vietnam
International Peace Institute (IPI), New York USA
Al-Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies, Baghdad Iraq
Central University of Gujarat India

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Annexure XI
K Subrahmanyam Award
Based on a corpus of Rs.6 lakhs donated by Mrs Swadesh Rana (former IDSA
Scholar and Chief of UN Disarmament Division), the Executive Council had
instituted an award in honour of late Shri K Subrahmanyam, the Institute's
Director in its formative years and India's foremost strategic thinker. The award
carries a cash prize of Rs.50, 000/-.
List of K Subrahmanyam Awardees

S.No
1
2
3
4
5
6

Name of the Scholar
Ms Sudha Mahalingam, Member (Distribution), PNGRB
Dr Ashok Behuria, Research Fellow, IDSA
Dr Harsh V Pant, Defence Studies Department, King’s College
London
Dr Srikanth Kondapalli, Professor, JNU
Prof Kanti Bajpai, Faculty, National University of Singapore
Wg Cdr Ajey Lele, Research Fellow, IDSA

Year
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

The President's Award
The IDSA President's Award was introduced by IDSA in 2009. This award is
conferred on scholars of IDSA for publication of research articles in peer
reviewed/refereed international journals. The Award carries a prize of
Rs.25,000/-. The scheme was revised in the year 2012-13 and the Award is now
conferred on an IDSA scholar whose article, published anywhere, is judged the
best.
List of President's Award Winners
S.No
1

Name of the Scholar
Dr Namrata Goswami
Dr Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Col (Retd). P.K. Gautam
Dr Anand Kumar
Dr Namrata Goswami

Year
2009

3

Brig Harinder Singh
Wg Cdr Ajey Lele
Dr Anit Mukherjee
Dr Laxman K. Behera
Shri Joe Thomas Karackattu
Dr Sarita Azad

2011

4

Dr Laxman K. Behera

2012

5

Mr S. Samuel C. Rajiv

2013

2

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2010

Annexure XII
Y.B. Chavan Memorial Lecture
S.No. Date

Speaker

Topic

1.

November 22,
2010

Prof Sunil Khilnani

The Great Power Game: India in
the New World

2.

November 30,
2011

Prof Kanti Bajpai

India and China: Can the Giants
of Asia Cooperate?

3.

November 26,
2012

Amb Kanwal Sibal

India’s Foreign Policy Future
Challenges

4.

November 26,
2013

Adm (Retd) Arun
Prakash

Maritime Security of India:
Future Challenges

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Appendix- A
ESTABLISHMENT (AS ON 31st MARCH 2014)
S.
No

In
Position

Name of the Post

1.
2.
3.
4.

Director General
Deputy Director General
Assistant Director
Senior Fellows

1
1
1
3

5.

Distinguished Fellows

5

6.

Consultant/Consulting Fellows/Senior
Advisor (Works)

7.

Research Fellows

22

8.
9.

Senior Research Associates
Research Associates

3
1

10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.

Associate Fellow
Research Analyst & OSD Outreach
Research Assistants
Librarian-cum-Information Officer
Estate Manager
Accounts Officer
Section Officer
Stenographer (Gde-B)/PS
Manager Outreach & Communications
Associate Editor (JDS)
Associate Editor (SA)
Junior Accounts Officer
Assistant (Accounts)
Junior Assistant (Accounts)
Special Assistant
Assistant Estate Manager
Care Taker
Assistant Care Taker
Human Resource Executive
Senior Library Assistant
Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Web Master
Technical Officer (GIS)
Technical Assistant(GIS)
Assistant (Confidential Assistant)
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3+1+1

14
1
14
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
NIL
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1

Remarks

(Including 01
Serving Officer)
(Including one
Honorary D.F).
(Including Senior
Advisor (works)
Honorary)
(Including 08
Serving Officers)
(On MEA Energy
Security Project)

36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.

Programme & Media Relations
Executive/(PMRE)
DTP Assistant
Junior DTP Assistant
Network Executive
Receptionist
UDCs
LDCs
Senior Library Attendant/Record Sorter
Library Assistant
Library Executive
Library Support Staff
Project Helpers
Group – D
Staff Car Driver
Housekeeping Assistant
TOTAL

1
1
1
1
1
2
4
1
NIL
1
NIL
6
1
2
1
121

The establishment of scholars at IDSA is under discussion.

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Appendix- B

ARTICLES BY IDSA SCHOLARS IN PEER-REVIEWED NON-IDSA
PUBLICATIONS
1. A V Lele, “The Future of Chemical Weapons Convention”, SIPRI Policy
Paper 35, Apr 2013
2. Laxman Behera, “Modernisation of Indian Navy: Budgetary and
Procurement Constraints,”Revista da Escola de Guerra Naval, Vol. 19, No.
1, Jan-June 2013, pp. 9-22.
3. Laxman Behera, “Modernisation of Indian Navy: Budgetary and
Procurement Constraints,”Revista da Escola de Guerra Naval, Vol. 19, No.
1, Jan-June 2013, pp. 9-22.
4. Rumel Dahiya, “Arab Spring and Future of Political Islam” in “Indian
Foreign Affairs Journal”, Vol 8, No. 2, April-June 2013.A. Vinod Kumar
"India's Nuclear Energy Renaissance: Stuck in the Middle?" Journal of Risk
Research, Vol. 16 (5), July 2013.
5. Rahul Mishra, “China- Myanmar: No More Faux Pas?” in Himalayan and
Central Asian Studies, Vol. 17,Nos. 3-4,July-December 2013.
6. Meena Singh Roy, "India's Connect Central Asia Policy: Building
Cooperative Partnership", in Indian Foreign Affairs, Vol 8. No. 3, Jul-Sept
2013
7. AV Lele, “Prospects and Opportunities for Space Collaboration with Latin
America: What can India Contribute and Gain?” Space Policy, Vol 29, Issue
3, August 2013, pp 190-196.
8. Namrata Goswami, “Power Shifts in East Asia: Balance of Power vs. Liberal
Institutionalism”, Perceptions” Journal of International Relations, Spring
2013, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey.
9. A.V. Lele, “Security Connotations of Space Tourism”, Astropolitics Vol. 11,
Issue 3, Sep 2013, pp. 218-230.
10. Rajeev Agarwal, “Arab Spring and Democracy: Possibility or an Elusive
Idea,” in Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Vol 8, No.4, Oct-Dec 2013.
11. Anand Kumar “Strong Foundation for Bilateral Relationship,” Indian
Foreign Affairs Journal (IFAJ) Vol. 8, No. 4; Oct – Dec 2013.
12. Rahul Mishra, “Myanmar and the US: Tying Up the Loose Ends”, in Foreign
Policy Research Journal, No. 15, 2013 (3).
13. Jagannath P. Panda, “Competing Realities in China–India Multilateral
Discourse: Asia's Enduring Power Rivalry”, Journal of Contemporary
China, 22:82, 2013, pp. 669-690.
14. Prasanta Kumar Pradhan, “India and GCC: Strengthening Ties through
Education, Culture and Diaspora”, in Ranjit Gupta and Christian Koch (eds.),
GCC-India Relations, Gulf Research Center, Dubai, 2013.
15. Prasanta Kumar Pradhan, “India's Relationship with West Asia”, in
Mohammed Badrul Alam (ed.) Contours of India's Foreign Policy, Research
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Press, New Delhi, 2013.
16. M Mahtab Alam Rizvi, “India-Iran Economic and Trade Relations: Prospects
and Challenges”, in M. Badrul Alam (ed.), Contours of India's Foreign
Policy: Changes and Challenges, Reference Press, New Delhi, 2013.
17. Uttam Kumar Sinha, “Human Securitisation of Water”, Cambridge Review
of International Affairs, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,
December, 2013.
18. Ashok Behuria, “From 'Asian Century' to 'America's Pacific Century' and
Evolving Contours of the Indo-Pacific Reality: An Indian Perspective” in
Griffith Asia Quarterly, Vol 1 No 1, 2014.
19. S. Kalyanaraman. “Nehru's Advocacy of Internationalism and Indian
Foreign Policy”, in Kanti Bajpai, Saira Basit, V. Krishnappa, eds., India's
Grand Strategy: History, Theory, Cases (New Delhi: Routledge, 2014).
20. M Mahtab Alam Rizvi, “Changing Dynamics of India-Iran Relations: An
Assessment of Trade and Investment”, in Sidda Goud (ed.), India and Iran in
Contemporary Relations, Allied Publishers, New Delhi, 2014.

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Appendix- C

ARTICLES/BOOK CHAPTERS AND BOOK REVIEWS BY IDSA
SCHOLARS IN NON-IDSA PUBLICATIONS
1. Saroj Bishoyi, “US-India Security Relations: Focus on Post-9/11 Period,” in
Amulya K. Tripathy (ed.), Post 9/11 United States-India Relations: Towards
an Active Engagement, New Delhi: Reference Press, December 2013, pp.
255-286. ISBN: 978-81-8405-080-6.
2. Vishal Chandra, “Afghanistan 2014: Towards Uncertainty: in Maneesha
Tikekar” (ed) Constitutionalism and Democracy in South Asia: Political
Developments in Indian Neighbourhood, Oxford University Press, New
Delhi.
3. Vishal Chandra, “India Should Stay in Course”, Debate, Afghanistan Post2014: India's Option, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Association of Indian
Diplomats, 8 (3), July-September, 2013, pp. 285-291.
st
4. Rumel Dahiya, “Iran-Israel Stand-Off” SP's Military Year Book 2013, 41
Issue, SP Guide Publication.
5. PK Gautam “War, Peace, and Climate Change” in Uttam Kumar
Jamadhari(ed.), The Unrecognized Peril: Threat to Environmental Security,
New Delhi, Vij Books 2014.
6. PK Gautam, “Socio- Economic Changes in Tibet”, in Prabhat Shukla(ed.),
Tibet: Perspectives and Prospects, New Delhi, Vivekananda International
Foundation, Arya Publishers, 2014.
7. Rukmani Gupta, "Political Reforms and the Current Chinese State" in The
18th National Congress of the CPC - A Major Turning Point for China (eds.)
C V Ranganathan and Sanjeev Kumar, ICWA (August 2013).
8. A Vinod Kumar "Missile Defence, Deterrence and Strategic Stability in
Southern Asia," in Marcin Piotrowski (ed.), Regional Approaches to the Role
of Missile Defence in Reducing Nuclear Threats (PISM-NTI: Warsaw, July
2013).
9. Anand Kumar “The Imperilled Democracy in the Maldives,” in
Constitutionalism and Democracy in South Asia: Political Developments in
India's Neighbourhood, Edited by Maneesha Tikekar, (ed) Nehru Centre,
Oxford University Press, 2014, pp104-119, Bombay.
10. Reshmi Kazi, “India's Nuclear Energy Programme: Future Plans, Prospects
and Concerns” by R. Rajaraman (ed.), Indian Foreign Affairs Journal Vol 8, No. 4
October - December 2013, Pages: 278, (New Delhi: Academic Foundation,
2013).
11. Rahul Mishra, “China in India's ASEAN Strategy', in India-ASEAN Defence
Relations”, Monograph No. 28, S. Rajaratnam School of International
Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2013).
12. Rahul Mishra “Vietnam in India's Look East Policy”, in Dr Shekhar Adhikari
st
and Dr Sanjeev Bhadauria India's National Security in the 21 Century,
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Pentagon Press, New Delhi (2013).
13. Jagannath Panda, “India and the Emerging Global Order: Rationalizing a
Developing Worldview?”, in Bo Huldt, Pekka Sivonen, Tomas Ries and
Camilla Huldt (eds.), The Emerging Global Security Environment, (Strategic
Yearbook 2012-13, Swedish National Defence College, Sweden & National
Defence University, Finland, 2013, pp. 91-115.
14. Jagannath Panda “Deliberating a “Cross-Regional” Perspective: China,
India and the Emerging World Order”, in Victor F.S. Sit (ed.), China-India
Cooperation Prospects, Enrich Professional Publishing: Singapore, 2013,
pp.241-258.
15. Samuel C Rajiv, “'TheIslamist Challenge in West Asia: Doctrinal and
Political Competitions after the Arab Spring”, by Talmiz Ahmed, The Book
Review, March 2014.
16. Samuel C Rajiv ''Troubling Tehran: Reflections on Geopolitics”, by Rajaram
Nagappa and Arun Vishwanathan, The Book Review, December 2013.
17. Uttam Kumar Sinha, “The Strategic Aspects of water in South Asia”, in Jason
Miklian and Ashild Kolas (eds.), India's Human Security: Lost debates,
forgotten people, intractable challenges, Routledge, London, 2014.
18. Uttam Kumar Sinha, “Water Issues in India: External and Internal
Dynamics”, in B Vivekanandan, et al (eds.), India Today, Gyan Publication
House, New Delhi, 2014.
19. Gulbin Sultana, “India's Foreign Policy and Regional Multilateralism”,
India Quarterly: March 2014.
20. Smruti S Pattanaik, “Confidence Building measures between India and
Pakistan: A Giant Leap or a Small Step towards Peace?”,CRSS-HSF, Lahore,
2013.
21. Smruti S Pattanaik,“Between Praetorianism and Civil Regimes: Army and
Future of democracy in Bangladesh”, Maneesha Tikekar (ed.), “Military and
Democracy in South Asia” Oxford University Press, Mumbai,2013.
22. Smruti S Pattanaik, “Afghanistan and the Region: In Search for Stability,
PRIO Paper jointly published by PRIO and IDSA, September 2013.
23. Smruti S Pattanaik, International institutions and Globalisation in Kotelwala
Defence University international conference on “Sri Lanka: Hub of Asia”,
National Interest, August 22-23, 2013,

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Appendix- D
ARTICLES PUBLISHED BY IDSA SCHOLARS IN PEERREVIEWED/REFEREED IDSA PUBLICATIONS
STRATEGIC ANALYSIS
1. Prasanta Kumar Pradhan, “India's Relationship with Saudi Arabia: Forging a
Strategic Partnership” Volume 37, Issue 2, March-April 2013.
2. Anand Kumar, “Impact of West Bengal Politics on India–Bangladesh
Relations” Volume 37, Issue 3, May-June 2013.
3. Ashok K Behuria, “Partition of History in Textbooks in Pakistan:
Implications of Selective Memory and Forgetting” Volume 37, Issue 3, MayJune 2013.
4. Smruti S. Pattanaik, “Majoritarian State and the Marginalised Minorities:
The
Hindus in Bangladesh” Volume 37, Issue 4, July-August 2013.
5. Sarabjeet Singh Parmar, “The Arctic: Potential for Conflict amidst
Cooperation”, Volume 37, Issue 4, July-August 2013.
6. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Rereading Mao's Military Thinking”, Volume 37,
Issue 5, Sep-Oct 2013.
7. Smruti S. Pattanaik, “Neither Feasible Nor Desirable”, on India-Nepal and
China Trilateral Cooperation, Debate, Volume 37, Issue 5, Sep-Oct 2013
8. Ajey Lele. “Space Awareness: A Need for a Multilateral Mechanism” Volume 3 7 ,
Issue 5, Sep-Oct 2013.
9. P. V. Ramana, “Taming India's Maoists: Surrender and Rehabilitation”
Volume 37, Issue 6, November-December 2013.
10. Smruti S. Pattanaik, “Federalising India's Neighbourhood Policy: Making
the
States Stakeholders” Volume 38, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2014.
11. Jagannath P. Panda, “Factoring the RCEP and the TPP: China, India and the
Politics of Regional Integration” Volume 38, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2014.
12. Rajiv Nayan, “Nuclear Security Summit Process: An Indian Perspective”
Volume 38, Issue 2, Mar-Apr 2014.
JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES
1. Vivek Chadha, “Role of Morals, Ethics and Motivation in a Counterinsurgency Environment,” Volume 7, Number 2, April-June 2013.
2. Mahendra Prasad, “Effectiveness of Quality Assurance in Army
Procurements” Volume 7, Number 3, July-September 2013.
3. Sarabjeet Singh Parmar. “Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean: A
Changing Kaleidoscope”, Volume 7, Number 4, October-December 2013.
4. Abhijit Singh, China's “Three Warfares' and India”, Volume 7, Number 4,
October-December 2013.
5. P.K. Gautam, “The Cholas: Some Enduring Issues of Statecraft, Military
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December 2013.
6. Bijoy Das, “Border Defence Cooperation Agreement: The Icebreaker in
Making?” Volume 8, Number 1, January-March 2014.
7. Sarabjeet Singh Parmar, “Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean: An Indian
Perspective” Volume 8, Number 1, January-March 2014.
8. Kapur Vivek, “IAF Equipment and Force Structure Requirements to Meet
External Threats, 2032” Volume 8, Number 1, January-March 2014.

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Appendix- E
COMMENTARIES PUBLISHED BY IDSA SCHOLARS IN PEERREVIEWED/REFEREED IDSA PUBLICATIONS
STRATEGIC ANALYSIS
1. Jagannath P. Panda, “China and IBSA: Possible BRICS Overreach?” Volume 3 7 ,
Issue 3 May-June 2013.
2. S. Kalyanaraman, “Fear, Interest and Honour: The Thucydidean Trinity and
India's Asia Policy,” Volume 37, Issue 4 July-August 2013.
3. P. K. Gautam “Overcoming the Ways of Matsya Nyaya,” Volume 37, Issue 5,
Sep-Oct 2013.
4. Rahul Mishra, “India's Maritime Diplomacy in Southeast Asia: An
Assessment of the INS Sudarshini Expedition,” Volume 37, Issue 5, Sep-Oct
2013.
5. Rahul Mishra, “Australia's Defence White Paper 2013: Seeking a Fine
Balance,” Volume 37, Issue. 6, Nov-Dec 2013.
6. Priyanka Singh, “Elections in Pakistan: Perspectives from PakistanOccupied Kashmir,” Volume 38, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2014.
7. Arvind Gupta and Rajiv Nayan, “Nuclear Security, the Summit Process and
India,” Volume 38, Issue 2, Mar-Apr 2014.
JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES
1. Mandip Singh, “Chinese Intrusion into Ladakh: An Analysis,” Volume 7,
Number 3, July-September 2013.

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Appendix- F
BOOK REVIEWS PUBLISHED BY IDSA SCHOLARS IN PEERREVIEWED/REFEREED IDSA PUBLICATIONS
STRATEGIC ANALYSIS
1. Arvind Gupta, “India's Foreign Policy: Coping with the Changing World,” by
Muchkund Dubey”.
2. Vivek Chadha, “Internal Conflicts: Military Perspectives,”by V.R.
Raghavan.
3. Saroj Bishoyi, “Vortex of Conflict: US Policy toward Afghanistan,
Pakistan,” Iraq by Caldwell Dan”.
4. Gulbin Sultana, “The Prabhakaran Saga: The Rise and Fall of an Eelam
Warrior,” by S. Murari.
5. Saurabh Mishra, “Fundamentalism: Prophecy and Protest in the Age of
Globalisation,” by Torkel Brekke.
6. Anshuman Behera, “Political Economy of Madrassa Education in
Bangladesh: Genesis, Growth and Impact,” Abu Barkat, Rowshan Ara, M.
Taheruddin, Farid M. Zahid and Md. Badiuzzaman.
7. Arvind Gupta, “Debacle to Resurgence: Y.B. Chavan, Defence Minister
(1962–66).”
8. Gunjan Singh, “China in and Beyond the Headlines”.
9. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical
Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations by Zheng Wang.”
10. Reshmi Kazi, “Confronting the Bomb: Pakistani and Indian Scientists Speak
Out” by Pervez Hoodbhoy (ed.).
11. Saroj Bishoyi, “China's Nightmare, America's Dream: India as the Next
Global Power” by William H. Avery.
12. Princy Marin George, “The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of
the
New Middle East by Marc Lynch.”
JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES
1. Vivek Chadha, “Aspects of Leadership: Ethics, Law and Spirituality,” by
Carroll Connelley and Paolo Tripodi”.
2. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Learning by Doing: The PLA Trains at Home and
Abroad,” by Roy Kamphausen, David Lai and Travis Tanner”.
3. Gulbin Sultana, “Confronting the State: ULFA's Quest for Sovereignty,” by
Nani Gopal Mahanta”.
4. Mandip Singh, “Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the IndoPacific,” by C. Raja Mohan “.
5. S. Samuel C. Rajiv, “Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb,”
by
Feroz Hassan Khan”.

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Appendix- G
ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS PUBLISHED BY IDSA SCHOLARS IN
IDSA'S BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS/REPORTS
1. Ashok K Behuria, “Political Scenario: The Emerging Trends,” in Pakistan
o n
the Edge, Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April 2013).
2. Ashok K Behuria, “Provinces: A Strained Federation” in Pakistan on the
Edge, Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April 2013).
3. Shamshad A Khan, “Military Groups in Pakistan: New Coalition Old
Politics” in Pakistan on the Edge, Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April
2013).
4. Sumita Kumar, “The Economy: Crisis Continues” in Pakistan on the Edge,
Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April 2013).
5. Sumita Kumar, “Pakistan's Foreign Policy” in Pakistan on the Edge,
Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April 2013).
6. Ashok K Behuria, “India Pakistan Relations: Sign of Recovery or False
Restart” in Pakistan on the Edge, Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April
2013).
7. Smruti S Pattanaik, “Civil Military Relations” in Pakistan on the Edge,
Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April 2013).
8. Smruti S Pattanaik and Ashok K Behuria, “Counter Insurgency Operations:
A n
Assessment”in Pakistan on the Edge, Pakistan Project Report, IDSA
April 2013).
9. Babjee Pothuraju, “Reflections from the English Language Press” in
Pakistan on the Edge, Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April 2013).
10. Shamshad A Khan, “Reflections from the Urdu Language Press” in Pakistan o n
the Edge, Pakistan Project Report, IDSA April 2013).
11. L a x m a n K u m a r B e h e r a , “ D e f e n c e S p e n d i n g i n I n d i a a n d i t s
Neighbourhood” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek
Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
12. Vishal Chandra and Ashok K Behuria, “Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The
China Factor” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha,
DSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
13. Rukmani Gupta, “Domestic Developments in China: Issues of Stability” in
Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon
Press (April 2013).
14. Mandip Singh, “China's Military Modernisation and India's Security” in
Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon
Press (April 2013).
15. Rup Narayan Das, “Recent Developments in India-China Relations” in
Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon
Press (April 2013).
16. Jagannath P Panda, “Emerging Powers: China and India in BRICS” in Asian
Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press
(April 2013).
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17. Sarabjeet S Parmar, “Developments in South China Sea” in Asian Strategic
Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (April
2013).
18. Shamshad A Khan, “Japan's Defence and Security Policies” in Asian
Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press
(April 2013).
19. Rahul Mishra, “India-Thailand Relations in East Asian Security Dynamics” in
A s i a n S t r a t e g i c R e v i e w ( e d s . ) S D M u n i a n d Vi v e k C h a d h a ,
IDSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
20. Prashant Kumar Pradhan, “Arab Spring: Redefining Regional Security in
West Asia” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha,
IDSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
21. M Mahtab Alam Rizvi, “Iran and the Emerging Gulf Security” in Asian
Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press
(April 2013).
22. Sanjeev K Shrivastav, “US Rebalancing Strategy Towards Asia-Pacific:
Understanding Reasons and Implications” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.)
SD
Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
23. Vivek Chadha, “Indo-US Defence Relationship” in Asian Strategic Review
(eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
24. Rajorshi Roy, “Russia's Military Modernisation” in Asian Strategic Review
(eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
25. Rajiv Nayan, “Nuclear Modernisation in India's Neighbourhood”, in Asian
Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press
(April 2013).
26. S Samuel C Rajiv, “Options on the Table: Iranian Nuclear Imbroglio and US
Military Moves” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha,
IDSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
27. Pranamita Baruah, “North Korean Nuclear Surge and East Asian Security”
i n
A s i a n S t r a t e g i c R e v i e w ( e d s . ) S D M u n i a n d Vi v e k C h a d h a ,
IDSA/Pentagon Press (April 2013).
28. Avinash Godbole, “Politics in China in 2012: Systemic Incrementalism and
Beyond” in China Yearbook 2012 (ed.) Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum
Books Pvt Ltd. (October 2013).
29. Rukmani Gupta, “State and Society in 2012 – Protesting for Responsive
Governance Structures” in China Yearbook 2012 (ed.) Rukmani Gupta,
IDSA/Magnum Books Pvt Ltd. (October 2013).
30. Mandip Singh, “The Chinese Military in 2012” in China Yearbook 2012 (ed)
Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum Books Pvt Ltd. (October 2013).
31. Rup Narayan Das, “Sino-Indian Jostling in South Asia” in China Yearbook
2012 (ed) Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum Books Pvt Ltd. (October 2013).
32. Rukmani Gupta, “China-United States' Relations in 2012: Pivoting to
Mistrust” in China Yearbook 2012 (ed.) Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum
Books Pvt Ltd. (October 2013).
33. Shamshad A Khan, “China's Relations with East Asian Countries in 2012” in
China Yearbook 2012 (ed.) Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum Books Pvt Ltd.
(October 2013).
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34. Jagannath P Panda, “China's Central Asia Reach in 2012: Beyond
Continuity” in China Yearbook 2012 (ed.) Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum
Books Pvt Ltd. (October 2013).
35. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China's Foreign Relations across the Geographies” i n
China Yearbook 2012 (ed.) Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum Books Pvt
Ltd. (October 2013).
36. Bijoy Das, “South China Sea in 2012: From Anniversaries to Anxieties” in
China Yearbook 2012 (ed.) Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum Books Pvt Ltd.
(October 2013).
37. Priyanka Singh, “China and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 2012: A
Review” in China Yearbook 2012 (ed.) Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum
Books Pvt Ltd. (October 2013).
38. Mandip Singh, “China and West Asia in 2012” in China Yearbook 2012 (ed.)
Rukmani Gupta, IDSA/Magnum Books Pvt Ltd. (October 2013).
39. Smruti S Pattanaik, “Challenges to Democracy and Pluralism in Bangladesh:
Structural and Institutional Imperatives” in Stability and Growth in South
Asia (ed.) Sumita Kumar, IDSA/Pentagon Press (October 2013).
40. Arvind Gupta, “Prospects for Stability and Growth in South Asia” in
Stability and Growth in South Asia (ed.) Sumita Kumar, IDSA/Pentagon
Press (October 2013).
41. Arvind Gupta, “India-Africa Relations in the Changing Geopolitical
Environment” in India and Africa: Enhancing Mutual Agreement (ed.)
Ruchita Beri, IDSA/Pentagon Press (November 2013).
42. Sarabjeet S Parmar, “Rise in Piracy: Case Study Somalia” in India and
Africa: Enhancing Mutual Agreement (ed.) Ruchita Beri, IDSA/Pentagon
Press (November 2013).
43. Ruchita Beri, “India-Africa Security Engagement” in India and Africa:
Enhancing Mutual Agreement (ed.) Ruchita Beri, IDSA/Pentagon Press
(November 2013).
44. Arvind Gupta and Sanjeev Shrivastav, “Evolution of US Rebalancing
Strategy: Implications for India” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni
and
Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (February 2014).
45. Vivek Chadha, “Military Implications of US Rebalancing” in Asian
Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press
(February 2014).
46. Abhijit Singh, “Restructuring the Maritime “Pivot” Latest Developments
i n
the US Rebalance to Asia” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and
Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (February 2014).
47. PK Gautam, “Military Developments of US Pivot and its Implications” in
Asian Strategic Review(eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon
Press (February 2014).
48. Rajeev Agarwal and Prasanta Kumar Pradhan, “US Pivot to the Asia-Pacific:
Impact and Implications for West Asia” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD
Muni and Vivek Chadha,IDSA/Pentagon Press (February 2014).
49. Rukmani Gupta, “US Pivot to Asia and China: Rhetoric, Response and
Repercussions” in Asian Strategic Review(eds.) SD Muni and Vivek
Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (February 2014).
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50. Mandip Singh, “Chinese Military Response to US Rebalancing Strategy” in
Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon
Press (February 2014).
51. Sarabjeet S Parmar, “US Pivot to Asia-Pacific: Implications for the Indian
Ocean Region”in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha,
IDSA/Pentagon Press (February 2014).
52. Rahul Mishra, “The US Rebalancing Strategy: Responses from Southeast
Asia” in Asian Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha,
IDSA/Pentagon Press (February 2014).
53. Shamshad A Khan, “Japan's Response to the US Pivot to Asia” in Asian
Strategic Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press
(February 2014).
54. Rajiv Nayan, “Pivot to Asia and Nuclearisation” in Asian Strategic Review
(eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (February 2014).
55. Arvind Gupta, “India's Approach to the Asia-Pacific” in Asian Strategic
Review (eds.) SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press (February
2014).
56. Rup Narayan Das, “America's Pivot to Asia and India's Nuanced Approach” i n
A s i a n S t r a t e g i c R e v i e w ( e d s . ) S D M u n i a n d Vi v e k C h a d h a ,
IDSA/Pentagon Press (February 2014).
57. Prashant Kumar Pradhan, “India and the Gulf: Strengthening Political and
Strategic Ties” in Development in the Gulf Region: Prospects and
Challenges for India in the Next Two Decades (ed.) Rumel Dahiya, IDSA
(February 2014).
58. Rajeev Agarwal, “Security in the Gulf Region: India's Concerns,
Vulnerabilities Interests and Enjoyments Options” in Development in the
Gulf Region: Prospects and Challenges for India in the Next Two Decades
(ed.) Rumel Dahiya, IDSA (February 2014).
59. Meena Singh Roy, “India-West Asia Energy Dynamics: Managing
Challenges and Exploring New Opportunities” in Development in the Gulf
Region: Prospects and Challenges for India in the Next Two Decades (ed.)
Rumel Dahiya, IDSA (February 2014).
60. M Mahtab Alam Rizvi, “India's Trade Relations with Gulf Cooperation
Council (GCC) States” in Development in the Gulf Region: Prospects and
Challenges for India in the Next Two Decades (ed.) Rumel Dahiya, IDSA
(February 2014).
61. Shebonti Ray Dadwal, “Conflict in WANA Region: Impact on Energy
Markets”, in Emerging Trends in West Asia,: Regional and Global
Implications, (ed.) Meena Singh Roy, IDSA, Pentagon Press, 2014
62. Meena Singh Roy, “India-West Asia Relations: Building Inclusive
Partnership in the Future” in Emerging Trends in West Asia,: Regional and
Global Implications, (ed.) Meena Singh Roy, IDSA, Pentagon Press, 2014

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Appendix- H
WEEKLY FELLOW SEMINARS
The following 26 Weekly Fellow Seminars were conducted by IDSA scholars during
the year.
S.
Date
Name of the Scholar
Topic
No.
1
2

April 12,
2013
May 3, 2013

Col Vivek Chadha
(Retd),
Col Rajeev Agrawal

3

May 3, 2013

Dr R N Das

4

May 10, 2013

Dr Reshmi Kazi

5

June 21, 2013

Dr Jagannath P Panda

6

Dr Udai Bhanu Singh

7

June 28,
2013:
July 12, 2013

8

July 19, 2013

Col Rajneesh Singh

9
10

July 26, 2013
August 16,
2013
August 23,
2013
August 30,
2013
September
13, 2013
September
20, 2013

Dr Cherian Samuel
Col P K Gautam
(Retd),
Mr. A Vinod Kumar

15

November
22, 2013

Col Rajeev Agrawal

16

December 20,
2013
January 3,
2014
January 10,
2014
January 17,
2014

Dr Anand Kumar

11
12
13
14

17
18
19

Ms Rukmani Gupta

Dr Pushpita Das
Dr Laxman K Behera
Shri S Samuel C Rajiv

Dr R N Das
Dr Smruti S Pattanaik
Dr S Kalyanaraman

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India's Counter Terrorist Finance
Strategy: An Assessment
Turkey and its Quest for Leadership
Role in the Region
Media and India-China Relations:
How far is the Medium the Message?
North Korea's Nuclear Crisis:
Strategic Implications
Factoring RCEP and TPP: China,
India and the Politics of Regional
Integration and Coexistence
ASEAN in Myanmar's Foreign Policy
Hegemony – Exploring Chinese
Conceptions
British Reform to Higher Defence
Organization: Lessons for India
Cyber Warfare in the Asian Context
Interpretation of Concepts in
Kautilya’s Arthashastra
Missile Defence in Southern Asia: The
Emerging Strategic Environment
Management of India-Pakistan Border
State of Defence Research and
Development in India
“Iran, IAEA and Challenges of
Politicised Safeguards
Implementation
Threat of Israel’s Regional Isolation
and Imperatives for the Future
Domestic Politics of Bangladesh and
India -Bangladesh Relations
The US Factor in Sino-Indian
Relations
The Tamil Nadu Factor: Perspectives
of Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka
Military Change in India: An
Appraisal of the Evolving Strategy
Towards Pakistan

S.
Date
No.

Name of the Scholar

Topic

20

January 31,
2014
January 31,
2014
February 14,
2014
February 28,
2014

Dr Priyanka Singh

Repositioning Pakistan occupied
Kashmir (PoK) onIndia's policy map
Importance of Nuclear Security

24

March 14,
2014

Col Rajneesh Singh

25

March 21,
2014
March 28,
2014

Dr Laxman Kumar
Behera
Dr M Mahtab Alam
Rizvi

21
22
23

26

Dr Reshmi Kazi
Dr Jagannath P Panda
Dr Smruti S Pattanaik

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The China Factor in IORA: What it
Means to India?
Culture as a Factor in India's
Neighbourhood Policy: Can the States
Play Role
Reforms to United States Higher
Defence Organization: Lessons for
India
Arms Trade Offset: Global Trend and
‘Best’ Practices
Emerging Contours of Iran-China
Relations: Study of their Foreign
Policies towards each other

Audit
and
Financial Statements

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85

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87

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

95

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98

99

100

101

102

103

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INSTITUTE FOR DEFENCE
STUDIES AND ANALYSES
Presidents
Shri Yeshwantrao Balwantrao Chavan
1965-78
Shri Jagjivan Ram
1978-80
Shri P V Narasimha Rao
1980-90
Shri Inder Kumar Gujral
1990-92
Shri Madhavsinh Solanki
1992-93
Shri Dinesh Singh
1993-95
Shri Pranab Mukherjee
1995-97
Shri Inder Kumar Gujral
1997-99
Shri Jaswant Singh
1999-2001
Shri George Fernandes
2001-04
Shri Pranab Mukherjee
2004-08
Shri A K Antony
2008-14