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{{Multiple issues | unreferenced=September 2010 | cleanup=September 2010 }} '''Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses''' (IDSA), [[New Delhi]] is [[India]]'s premier think tank for advanced research in [[international relations]], especially strategic and security issues, and also trains civilian and military officers of the [[Government of India]]. Established in [[1965]], IDSA is funded by but independent of the [[Ministry of Defence (India)|Indian Ministry of Defence]]. The Institute influences the policies of [[India]] and other [[Asian countries]]; for example; the [[Indian Parliament]]'s Standing Committee on Defence frequently calls on Institute experts.{{Citation needed|date=July 2007}} ==Governance== IDSA is governed by an Executive Council, whose members are distinguished personalities from various walks of life and which is headed by a President. The Council is supported by Committees covering different aspects of the Institute's work. Executive Council Committees include: Appointments Committee, Programme Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Committee, and Core Committee for the New Campus. Members of the Council are elected for two-year terms at the Annual General Body meeting. The current Council is headed by the Honourable [[India]]n [[Minister of Defence]] [[Mr A. K. Antony]] and has twelve members. ==Research== IDSA has a long standing reputation for quality research work in strategic and security affairs. The Institute's presently focused research areas are divided in following categories: [[South Asia]], [[East Asia]], [[Russia]] and [[Central Asia]], [[West Asia]] and [[Africa]], [[Europe]] and [[Americas]], [[Military science|Military Affairs]], [[Non-Traditional Security]], [[Weapons of Mass Destruction]], and [[Terrorism]] and [[International Security]]. The Institute has a strong research faculty of more than fifty distinguished scholars drawn from academia, defence, foreign affairs, media and other civil services. The Institute's state-of-the-art library, situated at the heart of the [[India]]n capital [[New Delhi]] caters to the needs of policymakers. ==Training== The Institute provides training and refresher courses to senior government officers drawn from various branches of Indian Civil Service, i.e., the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service, the Indian Police Service, the Armed Forces and the Para-Military Forces. ==International Interactions== IDSA has strong international interactions through various means. The Institute holds international seminars and conferences, publishes journals of international standing, hosts to visiting scholars, and ties up with institutes from all over the world. IDSA has recently held bilateral dialogues with the following institutes: * [http://biiss.org Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Bangladesh] * [http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/Nindex.html Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Israel] * [[Center for Defense Studies and Information, Cuba]] * [[Centre for Strategic Research, Tajikistan]] * [http://www.cicir.ac.cn China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, China] * [http://www.ciis.org.cn China Institute of International Studies, China] * [http://www.cscap.org Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, Malaysia] * [http://www.ecssr.ac.ae Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, UAE] * [http://www.ndu.edu Institute for National Strategic Studies, USA] * [http://www.iris-france.org Institute of International and Strategic Relations, France] * [[Institute of Political and International Studies, Iran]] * [http://www.prio.no International Peace Research Institute, Norway] * [http://www.jiia.or.jp/en Japan Institute of International Affairs, Japan] * [http://www.kisi.kz Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, Kazakhstan] * [http://www.kas.de Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany] * [http://www.nccu.edu.tw/english National Chengchi University, Taiwan] * [http://www.nids.go.jp/english National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan] * [http://www.scu.org.cn/home/home.asp Sichuan University, China] * [http://www.saiia.org.za South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa] ==Publications== IDSA publishes monthly journals ''Strategic Digest'', and ''Strategic Analysis'' that comprise of writings of the Institute's fellows and of distinguished scholars of [[International Relations]] from all over the world but especially from [[Asia]]. IDSA also publishes scholarly research monographs and books authored and edited by its fellows. Recent books of IDSA are: * Balochistan in Turmoil: Pakistan at Crossroads * Sri Lanka : Search for Peace * Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: The Untold Story * West Asia in Turmoil : Implications for Global Security * India - Japan Relations: Partnership for Peace and Security in Asia * Weather and Warfare * India and the World * Emerging India: Security and Foreign Policy Perspectives * Changing Security Dynamic in Eastern Asia: Focus on Japan * Emerging Nuclear Proliferation Challenges * United Nations: Multilateralism and International Security * Bangladesh: A Fragile Democracy * Russia China Relations: Relevance for India * The Northeast Complexities and its Determinants * A Clash of Political Cultures: Sino-Indian Relations (1957–62) * Iraq War 2003: Rise of the 'Unilateralism' * Jihadis in Jammu and Kashmir: A Portrait Gallery * Navies of South Asia * State Sovereignty in the 21st Century: Concept Relevance and Limits * China's Naval Power * Oil & Gas in India’s Security * India’s Defence Spending: Assessing Future Needs * Cambodia: The Lost Decades * Indian Navy and South-east Asia * India’s Maritime Security * Kargil 1999: Pakistan’s Fourth War for Kashmir * Argentina’s Nuclear Policy * Building A Common Future: Indian and Uzbek Perspectives on Security and Economic Issues * China's Military: The PLA in Transition * Nuclear India * Cooperative Peace in Asia * Mutual Security: The Case of India-Nepal * Indo-German Dialogue: Quest for International Peace and Security * Bridges Across the Indian Ocean * South Africa-India Strategic Partnership into the 21st Century * India-China and Panchsheel * Towards An Era of Cooperation: An Indo-Australian Dialogue * Maritime Security * India and Central Asia: Advancing the Common Interest * Asian Security and China 2000-2010 * Asian Strategic Review 2002: Asian Security Strategies in a Period of Uncertainty * Asia’s New Dawn: The Challenges to Peace and Security 2001 * Asian Security in the 21st Century ==People== The following list comprises some of IDSA's distinguished present and present faculty members. ===Present Faculty Members=== * [[Rumel Dahiya]]- Deputy Director General * Arvind Gupta - Officiating Director General and Lal Bahadur Shastri Chair * [[Doctor (title)|Dr]] [[G. Balachandran]] - Visiting Fellow * [[V. P. Dutt]] - Distinguished Fellow * [[Vinod K. Mishra]] - Distinguished Fellow * [[Prof]] [[S. D. Muni]] - Visiting Fellow * [[Amb.]] [[Ranjit Gupta]] - Visiting Fellow * [[Smita Purushottam]] - Senior Fellow * [[Kishalay Bhattacharjee]] - Senior Fellow * Dr. [[Rajaram Panda]] - Senior Fellow * Dr. [[R. N. Das]] - Senior Fellow * [[Sujit Dutta]] - Senior Fellow * [[Phunchok Stobdan]] - Senior Fellow * Dr. [[Meena Singh Roy]] - Research Fellow * Dr. [[Namrata Goswami]] - Research Fellow * Dr. [[Jagannath P. Panda]] - Research Fellow * [[Ali Ahmed]] - Research Fellow * [[CH. Viyyanna Sastry]] - Research Fellow * [[Sarabjeet Singh Parmar]] - Research Fellow * [[Doctor (title)|Dr]] [[Ashok K. Behuria]] - Research Fellow * [[Wing Commander (rank)|Wing Commander]] [[Ajey Lele]] - Research Fellow * Ms. [[Shebonti Ray Dadwal]] - Research Fellow * Dr. [[Sreeradha Datta]] - Research Fellow * [[Colonel]] [[P. K. Gautam]] - Research Fellow * Dr. [[S. Kalyanaraman]] - Research Fellow * Dr. [[Uttam Kumar Sinha]] - Research Fellow * [[Group Captain(rank)|Group Captain]] [[V. Krishnappa]] - Research Fellow * Dr. [[P.V. Ramana]] - Research Fellow * Dr. [[Smruti S. Pattanaik]] - Research Fellow * Dr. [[Arpita Anant]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Abanti Bhattacharya]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Vishal Chandra]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Pushpita Das]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Pankaj Kumar Jha]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Reshmi Kazi]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Anand Kumar]] - Associate Fellow * Mr. [[A Vinod Kumar]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Cherian Samuel]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Priyanka Singh]] - Associate Fellow * [[S. Samuel C. Rajiv]] - Associate Fellow * [[M. Mahtab Alam Rizvi]] - Associate Fellow * [[Prasanta Kumar Pradhan]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[Nihar Nayak]] - Associate Fellow * Mr. [[Laxman Kumar Behera]] - Associate Fellow * Dr. [[P.K. Pradhan]] - Associate Fellow * [[Joe Thomas Karackattu]] - Associate Fellow * [[Prashant Kumar Singh]] - Associate Fellow * Ms. [[Ruchita Beri]] - Senior Research Associate * Dr. [[Udai Bhanu Singh]] - Senior Research Associate * Ms. [[Sumita Kumar]] - Senior Research Associate * Dr. [[Rajiv Nayan]] - Senior Research Associate * Dr. [[Monalisa Joshi]] - Associate Fellow * Ms. [[Medha Bisht]] - Associate Fellow * Mr. [[Rahul Mishra]]- Research Assistant * Mr. [[Avinash Godbole]]- Research Assistant * Ms. [[Gunjan Singh]] - Research Assistant * Dr. Sundar M.S - Research Associate ===Past Faculty Members=== * [[Narendra Sisodia]] - Former Director * [[Air Commodore]] [[Jasjit Singh]] - Former Director * [[K. Santhanam]] - Former Director * [[Major General]] [[Som Dutt]] - Former Director * Dr. [[K. Subrahmanyam]] - Former Director * [[Major General]] [[Dipankar Banerjee]] - Former Senior Fellow and Deputy Director * [[Commodore (rank)|Commodore]] [[C. Uday Bhaskar]] - Former Senior Fellow and Former Director * [[Captain(IN) (land and air)|Capt.(IN)]] [[Alok Bansal]] - Member Navy * [[Professor]] [[P. R. Chari]] - Former Director * [[Professor]] [[Raja Mohan]] - Former Faculty Member * [[Air Marshal]] [[Shashindra Pal Tyagi]] - Former Faculty Member * [[Dr. Sheel Kant Sharma]] - Former Faculty Member ==External links== *[http://www.idsa.in Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses web site] *[http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09700161.asp Strategic Analysis] *[http://www.mod.nic.in Ministry of Defence, Government of India] *[http://www.meaindia.nic.in Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India] {{Coord missing|Delhi}} {{DEFAULTSORT:Institute For Defence Studies And Analyses}}