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Strategic Gaming Exercise – I for 45 Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow

The aim of the exercise was to train the participants of HC-45 in understanding the geopolitical and security dynamics that impact India’s national security and necessitate evaluation of military options and use of force in furtherance of national interests.

USI conducted Strategic Gaming Exercise – I for 45 Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow from 22 Jul to 23 Jul 16. The aim of the exercise was to train the participants of HC-45 in understanding the geopolitical and security dynamics that impact India’s national security and necessitate evaluation of military options and use of force in furtherance of national interests.

USI Core Team

  • Lt Gen P K Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) – Director, USI
  • Maj Gen B K Sharma, AVSM, SM**(Retd) – Deputy Director Research and Head of Centre for Strategic Studies, USI
  • Maj Gen RPS Bhadauria, VSM (Retd) – Exercise Coordinator

 Mentors

  • Vice Adm  Shekhar Sinha, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) – Former FOC-in-C
  • Lt Gen AK Sahni, PVSM,UYSM,SM,VSM(Retd) – Former Army Commander
  • Lt Gen Davinder Kumar, PVSM, VSM** (Retd)- Former SO in C
  • Amb RS Kalha, IFS (Retd)
  • Amb  VivekKatju, IFS (Retd)
  • Amb Sanjay Singh, IFS (Retd)

SCOPE OF THE EXERCISE

  • Visualization of India’s national interests and strategic objectives.
  • Understanding the impact of evolving geopolitical and security scenarios on India’s national security.
  • Evaluation of Pakistan-China strategic nexus and its manifestation vis-à-vis India.
  • Appraisal of the military reforms being undertaken by China, and their implications on the regional security.
  • Evaluating the fault lines of adversaries and the capabilities required to exploit the same.
  • Understanding the dynamic security situation in our western neighbourhood, particularly in Afghanistan, and assessing the impact on our national security.
  • Study the changing nature of warfare; its hybrid and asymmetric character, and need for a ‘de novo’ approach to military strategy, force structuring and development in the Indian context.
  • Decision making by the National Command Authority (NCA) and nuances of Escalation Domination Control.

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BRIEFING CUM DISCUSSION WITH  MENTORS AT  USI

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Opening Remarks By Cdr, HC Wing  & Director , USI

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Presentations cum Panel discussions

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Summing Up by Comdt, Army War College

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Presentation of Memento by Comdt to Director, USI

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