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YEAR I (2017/2018)

MILITARY HISTORY & STRATEGIC THOUGHT
SYLLABUS FOR STAFF COURSE ENTRANCE EXAM

Stra. Std. 541
Paper: I
Full Marks: 100

PART- I (FOUNDATION 30%)

Units Teaching Hours
1. Relevance of Military History to Teaching of Modern Warfare & Lessons from
Military History.
 Military history for officers.
 War in the future: are old lessons obsolete?
 Value of history.
 Lessons of history.
Required Readings
Army Command & Staff College. (2014). Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I:
Lessons from Military History (p. 18-30).
Evans, M. (1997). The Role of Military History in the Education of Future Officers.
Land Warfare Studies Centre.
Suggested Readings
Army Command & Staff College. (2014). Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I:
The Relevance of Military History to Teaching of Modern Warfare. (p.5-9).
Knox, M., & Murray, W. (2009). The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300-2050.
Edinburgh: Cambridge University Press.

2. Strategy Past, Present and Future.
 Understanding basic military strategies.
 Studying master strategist, the early annihilators, exhausters and subverts
to modern annihilators.

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USA: Penguin Groups.II (CAMPAIGNS AND WARS 50%) 4. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Military Strategy: Theory and Concepts.  Gunpowder Revolution (1500-1750). (2014). (1986).Edinburgh: Cambridge University Press. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Modern Age. G. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art . Warriors. and the Making of the Modern World.War made New: Weapons.  Second Industrial Revolution (1900-1945). 36-51). The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300- 2050. parties to the conflict military/political. & Murray. M. Students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) so as to analyze a particular engagement of a greater war or campaign.Onwards). Suggested Reading Army Command & Staff College.. lessons learnt and their implication in future warfare. events leading to the incident. Revolutions in Military Affairs (RMA). RESTRICTED . W. (2009). 3. PART. RESTRICTED 2 Required Readings Bowdish. (2007). (p. Paret. Suggested Reading Knox. Required Reading Boot. P.  Nuclear and Information Revolution (1945. R.  First Industrial Revolution (1750-1900). Unification Campaign of Nepal (1744-1809 AD). M. (2013). Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I: Strategy Past Present and Future. order of battle. Background. Lincoln: A Dissertation Presented To the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

T..  Operations Market Garden (1944 AD). Manandhar .  Operations Neptune (1944 AD). Conquest of Kathmandu Valley 1768-1769 AD). Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Army Headquarters.P. Suggested Readings Bajracharya.(1940). (1970). Operations Market Garden. Required Readings Stiller. The Rise of the House of Gorkha. Nepalko Sainik Ethihas. B. T. L.S. R .). Western Campaign 1780-1792 AD). (1944). Sandhurst.  Operations Body Guard (1940-1944 AD). UK: The Osprey Campaign Series by Department of War Studies Royal Military Academy.Vaidya T. Background. lessons learnt & their implication in future warfare. New Delhi: Anmol Publication. events leading to the incident. Battle of Kirtipur 1757 AD. A Study of the Early Shah Period from Prithvi Narayan Shah to Girbana Yuddha: Kathmandu. Bahadur Shah the Regent of Nepal. Sharma. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art . A. Allied Invasion of Europe 1944.R. Vaidya . 5. F.. Stiller.  Climax of the Campaign 1803-1809 AD (Battle of Kangada 1806-1809 AD). Required Readings Chandler. Prithvinarayan Shah. F.R. New Delhi: Anmol Publication. order of battle.  Expansion of Unification Campaign 1769-1792 AD (Eastern Campaign 1770- 1775 AD. Battle of Sindhuli 1767 AD.New Delhi: Manjusri Publishing House. D. (1970). the Founder of Modern Nepal. Students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) so as to analyze a particular engagement of a greater war or campaign. RESTRICTED 3  Foundation of Unification Campaign 1744-1769 AD (Battle of Nuwakot 1744 AD. RESTRICTED .(1992). The Unification of Nepal. a study in the unification of Nepal 1768-1816. L. parties to the conflict military/political. S. & others (2049 B.

 Phase V: Karuna’s Defection & Death of Prabhakaran (2002–2009). Operations Overlord. USA: US Air Force Historical Division Research Studies Institute Air University. F. RESTRICTED . & Emergence of Tigers (1976–1986). Students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) so as to analyze a particular engagement of a greater war or campaign. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press. Colin P.USA: RAND Corporation. P. C. Required Readings Christine. parties to the conflict military/political.Total Destruction of the Tamil Tigers: The Rare Victory of Sri Lanka's Long War. Paul C. (2014). lessons learnt and their implication in future warfare. A. (2013). Suggested Readings Hashim. Povlock. When Counterinsurgency Wins: Sri Lanka's Defeat of the Tamil Tigers.USA: RAND Corporation. (2004). A. P. Sri Lankan Insurgency. Joint Military Operations Department. Moorcroft. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art . (2002). 6. Urban Battle Fields of South Asia Lessons Learned from Sri Lanka. J.C. Background. Louisiana: A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of the Louisiana State University. Suggested Reading Warren. events leading to the incident..  Phase II: IPKF Intervention Goes Awry (1987–1990). J. (2013). RESTRICTED 4 Emmett. Eelam War I. USA. Paths to Victory Detailed Insurgency Case Studies.  Phase I: Black July. Pen and Sword Publication. Clarke B & Dunigan G M. Airborne Operations in World War II European Theater. A Guerilla War At Sea: The Sri Lankan Civil War. (1956). India.  Phase IV: Eelam War III (May 1995–2001). Newport: Naval War College. (2011).. and Pakistan.  Phase III: Eelam War II (1990–April 1995). order of battle. S.C.

Chang. Eisenhower: Soldier and President (The Renowned One- Volume Life). T. R. New York: Routledge..III (STRATEGIC THINKERS AND THEIR THOUGHTS 20% ) 7. Prithvi Narayan Shah: As Strategic Leader with reference to Unification Campaign of Nepal.UK: Jonathan Cape Publisher. New Delhi: Anmol Publication Ambrose. 8. Mao: The Unknown Story. (1940). (1991).E. Required Readings Vaidya. & Holliday. 9. Prithvi Narayan Shah. RESTRICTED 5 PART. S. Eisenhower: As Strategist/Military Leader with reference to Allied Invasion in Europe. J. the Founder of Modern Nepal. (2006). J. RESTRICTED . Mao: As Military leader with reference to Strategy of Peoples War.

5-9). M. (p.  Lessons of history. Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I: Lessons from Military History (p. Required Readings Army Command & Staff College.  Military history for officers. the early annihilators. 18-30). (1997). The Role of Military History in the Education of Future Officers. (2014). 541 Paper: I Full Marks: 100 PART.I (FOUNDATION 30%) Units Teaching Hours 1. exhausters and subverts RESTRICTED . The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300-2050. (2014). Present and Future.  Understanding basic military strategies. Knox.  Studying master strategist. Strategy Past. Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I: The Relevance of Military History to Teaching of Modern Warfare.  War in the future: are old lessons obsolete?  Value of history. Suggested Readings Army Command & Staff College.. M. Std. Land Warfare Studies Centre. & Murray. 2. RESTRICTED 6 YEAR II (2018/2019) MILITARY HISTORY & STRATEGIC THOUGHTS SYLLABUS FOR STAFF COURSE ENTRANCE EXAM Stra. Evans. (2009). Edinburgh: Cambridge University Press. Relevance of Military History to Teaching of Modern Warfare & Lessons from Military History. W.

& Murray.Edinburgh: Cambridge University Press. and the Making of the Modern World. (2014). parties to the conflict military/political. Nepal-Tibet-China War. Lincoln: A Dissertation Presented To the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.II (CAMPAIGNS AND WARS 50%) 4. The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300- 2050. W. (2013). Students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) to analyze a particular engagement of war or campaign. PART. RESTRICTED 7 to modern annihilators.. (p.  Nuclear and Information Revolution (1945. Warriors. M.  First Industrial Revolution (1750-1900). USA: Penguin Groups. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art. (2009). R. G. Required Readings Bowdish. Required Reading Boot. Background.War made New: Weapons. Suggested Reading Knox. Suggested Reading Army Command & Staff College. 36-51). lessons learnt & their implication in future warfare.  Second Industrial Revolution (1900-1945). M. 3. Princeton: Princeton University Press. order of battle.Onwards). Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Modern Age. RESTRICTED . (1986). events leading to the incident. (2007). Military Strategy: Theory and Concepts.  Gunpowder Revolution (1500-1750). P. Paret. Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I: Strategy Past Present and Future. Revolutions in Military Affairs (RMA).

K. Dehradun: Natraj Publishers. (2003). & Basnyat P. parties to the conflict military/political. (1996).  The Battle of Irrawaddy Shore.R. (1980). Kathmandu: Puga Nara. lessons learnt and their implication in future warfare. Background. Challenges and Frustrations.  Second Nepal-Tibet-China War (1791-1792 AD). B.S.  Turning the Tide in Burma. Burma Campaign II WW. events leading to the incident. Required Readings Manandhar. M. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art. Nepal Tibet Relations 1985-1930: Years of Hopes. Kathmandu: Nepal Army Headquarters. V. N. Rajbhandari. What Lessons Does The Burma Campaign Hold? USA: A paper submitted to the Faculty of the Naval War College in partial satisfaction of the requirements of the Department of Operations. Defeat into Victory. (1972). RESTRICTED .  The Rangoon Race and the Last Battle. A study of the Nepal-Tibet war of 1792: Kathmandu. Bhutan and Nepal: New Delhi: Manas Publication. E. Uprety.. M. RESTRICTED 8  First Nepal-Tibet War (1788 AD). Manandhar . W. Required Readings Slim. M.. Students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) to analyze a particular engagement of a greater war or campaign. (2004). (2008). A Comparative History of Nepal China Relations to 1955. (1981). order of battle.K. Nepal Ko Sainik Itihas Vol II. Unabridged Edition. P. 5. Tibet Wars through Sikkim. Suggested Readings Baidhya T. Wheeler. New Delhi: Adroit Publishers. R.  Third Nepal-Tibet War (1855-1856 AD). Gulati.

(1992). The war in the wilderness. RESTRICTED . events leading to the incident. Students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) so as to analyze a particular engagement of a greater war or campaign. Required Readings E O’ Ballance. E. The history Press. RESTRICTED 9 Suggested Readings Redding.The Lessons of the Vietnam War.III (STRATEGIC THINKERS AND THEIR THOUGHTS 20%) 7. (1991). Naval Academy. Field Marshal William Slim: As Military Strategist /Leader with reference to Burma Campaign World War II. The Last Stand at Khe Sanh: the US Marines Finest Hours in Vietnam. 8. Background. USA: Persues Book Group. Army Command and General Staff College. Pittsburgh. M. the Chindits in Burma 1943-1944. The Wars in Vietnam 1954-1973: Dehradun: Natraj Publishers. UK: Osprey Publication. Meiktila 1945: Battle to liberate Burma.  Tet Offensive (1968 AD). American Leadership and Decision-Making Failures in the Tet Offensive: Annapolis: A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U. Gregg. (1995). (2004). A. Turner.S. J.M. J. parties to the conflict military/political. Vietnam War 1965-1975. Pittsburgh: Center for Social Studies Education. PART. Suggested Reading Starr. T. 6. (2011). Young. C.  Battle of Khe Sanh (1967-1968 AD). order of battle. (2015). Gen Giap: As Military Leader/Strategist with reference to Vietnam War. lessons learnt and their implication in future warfare. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art .

Kautilya's: Arthashastra. W. G.UK: Pan Publisher. RESTRICTED . P. Kautilya: As Military Strategist with reference to Arthashastra. (2009). RESTRICTED 10 9.Defeat into Victory. Giap: The Victor in Vietnam. (1993). Required Readings Slim. R. MacDonald. New York: W W Norton & Co publication. Shamasastry. (2016).

M.  Studying master strategist. Strategy Past. W. (2014). (2014). Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I: Lessons from Military History (p. 2. RESTRICTED 11 YEAR III (2019/2020) MILITARY HISTORY & STRATEGIC THOUGHT SYLLABUS FOR STAFF COURSE ENTRANCE EXAM Stra. RESTRICTED .  War in the future: are old lessons obsolete?  Value of history.  Military history for officers. M. The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300-2050. Edinburgh: Cambridge University Press. Present and Future.  Understanding basic military strategies. (p. (2009).. & Murray. (1997).5-9). Knox. Required Readings Army Command & Staff College. 18-30). Suggested Readings Army Command & Staff College.I (FOUNDATION 30 %) Units Teaching Hours 1. Relevance of Military History to Teaching of Modern Warfare & Lessons from Military History. Evans. 541 Paper: I Full Marks: 100 PART. Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I: The Relevance of Military History to Teaching of Modern Warfare. The Role of Military History in the Education of Future Officers. exhausters and subverts to modern annihilators.  Lessons of history. Land Warfare Studies Centre. Std. the early annihilators.

Warriors. Anglo -Nepal War (1814-1816). & Murray.War made New: Weapons. Suggested Reading Knox. parties to the conflict military/political. Background.Edinburgh: Cambridge University Press. 3. (2014). Military History Primer 2014 Chapter I: Strategy Past Present and Future. M. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art . events leading to the incident. Revolutions in Military Affairs (RMA). 36-51). Suggested Reading Army Command & Staff College. lessons learnt and their implication in future warfare.  Gunpowder Revolution (1500-1750). Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Modern Age.  Second Industrial Revolution (1900-1945). Military Strategy: Theory and Concepts. Paret.. G. USA: Penguin Groups. RESTRICTED 12 Required Readings Bowdish.  First Industrial Revolution (1750-1900).  Nuclear and Information Revolution (1945. Lincoln: A Dissertation Presented To the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. W. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (2009). M. P. The students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) so as to analyze a particular engagement of a greater war or campaign.Onwards). PART.II (CAMPAIGNS AND WARS 50 %) 4. Required Reading Boot. (2007). R. RESTRICTED . The Dynamics of Military Revolution 1300- 2050. (1986). and the Making of the Modern World. order of battle. (p. (2013).

Military Lessons of Gulf War. E.. Background. The Invasion of Nepal..R. An Operational Analysis of the Persian Gulf War. Required Readings John. Khanduri. L. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art. C. L.  Mojamand-Sirmoor Front and Battle of Jaithak. W. & Pangeni B. lessons learnt and their implication in future warfare. & Cyr BL. Western Theatre of War  Saharanpur-Kumaon Front and Battle of Nalapani.R. events leading to the incident. Kathmandu: Jangi Adda. Watson. New Delhi: Central Electric Press. Suggested Readings Manandar. Nepa's Strategy for Survival.  Rupar-Malaun Front and Battle of Deuthal. 5. Tsouras P. (1993). The Anglo Gorkha War (1814-1816). Nepali Senako Etihas.  Gorakhpur-Butwal Front and Battle of Jithgadh. T. order of battle. (1971). Mishra. B. B. D.  The Air War  The land War  The Naval Operations Required Readings Craft. Kathmandu: Mandala Book Point.. (2008). George B. Panta D. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (1970). RESTRICTED .S. Students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) to analyze a particular engagement of a greater war or campaign. parties to the conflict military/political. New Delhi: Gyan Shagar Publication. A Rediscovered History of Gorkhas. Rana. Army War College. P.USA:Submitted to Faculty of Strategic Studies Institution U.W. (1992). Rose. T.. Gulf War I (1990-1991). N.P. Rathor K. (2010).S. (1997). RESTRICTED 13 Eastern Theatre of War  Dinapur –Makwanpur Front and Battle of Parsha and Samanpur..

(1993). events leading to the incident. California: A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master Of Arts in National Security Affairs. S. analysis of operation in relation to the principles of war and operational art. Background. A. Winning of air supremacy in Operations Desert Storm. USA: RAND Publications. by RAND Corporation. RESTRICTED 14 Suggested Readings Kimberly. N B. E. (1972). 6. Kansas: A Thesis Submitted to University of Kansas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. RESTRICTED . C. Required Readings Komer. California. W. lessons learnt and their implication in future warfare. Lamberth . Press Coverage of the Persian Gulf War: Historical Perspectives and Questions of Policy beyond the Shadow of Vietnam. B. (1992). in Iraq and Afghanistan. Students are required to understand the basic background (above mentioned) to analyze a particular engagement of a greater war or campaign.  The First Emergency 1948-1960 AD.S. USA.  The Second MCP Insurgency 1968-1989 AD. W. Talib. order of battle. Winning the Hearts and Minds in Counterinsurgency: The British approach in Malaya and Oman and the U. Malaya Insurgency. USA: A Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For Degree Of Master Of Military Studies at US Marine Corps Command and Staff College. parties to the conflict military/political.The Malaya Emergency in Retrospect: Organization of Successful Counterinsurgency Effort. (2005). R. Suggested Reading Fine. (2010). Malaysia’s Experience in War against Communist Insurgency and Its Relevance to the Present Situation in Iraq. Report Prepared for Advance Research Project Agency RAND Santa Monica CA.

Zhukov: As Military Leader with reference to Second World War. 8.III (STRATEGIC THINKERS AND THEIR THOUGHTS 20 % ) 7. Roberts. RESTRICTED . (USA): As Military Strategist with reference to Gulf War 1990-91. RESTRICTED 15 PART. I.Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov. 9. (2012). G. New York: Random House Publications. Amar Singh Thapa: As Military Strategist with reference to Anglo-Nepal War 1814- 1816. Norman. (2060). Required Readings Joshi. It Does Not Take a Hero: RHUS Publication. H. (1993). S. Nepalko Ekikaran Tatha Nepal Angrej Yuddhama Badakaji Amar Singh Thapako Yogdan – Kathmandu: A thesis submitted to TU. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. H. Kirtipur.