Lt Gen GS Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) Writes: Of late the media (mainly social) has been abuzz with comments upon, or in criticism, of the deaths of seven civilians in Pulwama District of Kashmir consequent to an operation on 15 Dec.This blog wants to state that the fight against terrorism and Pakistani venom in Kashmir is a fight of the nation and all its security forces.
Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd), Deputy Director (Research) and Head of Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation, USI attended the Chandigarh Literature Festival 2018 from 07 Dec – 09 Dec 2018. He was co-panellist for the discussion on the topic ” The New Great Game ” along with noted experts , civil servants, diplomats and military leader . He spoke on the dynamics of Great Game in Eurasia, with special reference to Afghanistan, implications and response from India.
The 4th “Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue” co-organised by Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and United Service Institute of India (USI) was held at the AISS Kabul on November 25, 2018. The theme of this dialogue was “Experience of Afghanistan and India in the F ield of Counterterrorism.”
A five member delegation from Institute for Defence International Relations (IDIR) visited USI on 27 Nov 2018. he presentations were made on three dominant themes: security environment in East Asia, evolving strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific, and the US-China Strategic competition and implication for both India and Vietnam.