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DefenceStudies
PaperI
SectionA
EvolutionofStrategicthoughts

1.ConceptandtheoriesofConflict
(a) Origin, perceptions, processes, escalation, goal achievement, etc, of conflicts of human social
relationanditsrelevancetointernationalconflict.
(b) Conflict as War: State behaviour, causes, correlates, domestic sources, global structural sources,
commencementandtermination,negotiation,ecologyofwarfareetc.
(c) Concepts of war and its relation with politics: Classical thought and trends from Machiavelli to
NuclearAge.

(2)Itcomprisesof
(a)Kautilyasphilosophyofwarandhisstrategiccontribution.
(b)Suntzusthoughtsonwar.
(c)ThoughtsofJominiandClausewitzonStrategy,Tactics,Logistics,PrinciplesofWarandNatureof
War

3.WarandindustrialsocietywithreferencetotheviewsofMarxEngels.

4. Concepts and Theories of Revolutionary War and Guerrilla Warfare with reference to the
viewsofLenin,Maototung,CheGuevara,RegisDenbrayandGiap.

5.EconomicBasesofmilitarypower:
(a)Economicsofwar.
(b) Linkages between commercial, financial, industrial, economic and politic military strengths and
weaknessesofanationstate.
(c)Armstraceandtheoryofdonorrecipientbehaviour.
(d)Postwareconomyandreconstruction.

6.TheoriesofLand,SeaandAirwarfare:
(a)Theoriesoflandwarfarewithreferencetomobiledefence,useoftankandmachine,warfareand
propoundedbyLiddeliHastandJ.F.CFuller.
(b)ViewsofA.T.Mahanontheelementsofseapowerandnavalstrategy.
(c)Continentaldoctrineofseapower.
(d)HeartlandtheoriesofHalfordMackinder.
(e)HeartlandtheoriesbasedonNationalPower.
(f)TheoriesofAirpoweraspropoundedbyG.Douhet,MitchellandAlexanderdeSeversky.

SectionB
7.GermanConceptoftotalwarwithreferencetotheviewsofLudendorffGermanstrategyin
theMachineAge.

8.MilitarystrategyofAlliedPowersduringtheWorldWarII

9. Soviet military strategy with reference to the views of Lenin Trosky, Stalin and V.D
Sokolovsky.
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10.Conceptandtheoriesofdeterrence:(a) Concepts and theories of conventional deterrence. (b)


ConceptandtheoriesofnucleardeterrencewithreferencetotheviewsofLiddellHart,AndreBeaufre,
Y.HarkaviandHenryKissinger.

11.ConceptsofDisarmament.

12.ConceptandtheoriesofArmsControlandDisarmament.

13.ConceptandthetheoriesofPeacekeepingandPeacebuilding.

14. Theories of Conflict Resolution, Methods of Conflict Resolution, Gandhian techniques of


ConflictResolution.

PaperII
SectionA
1.ConceptualframeworkofNationalSecurityinthecontemporarystrategicthinking.

2.EvolutionofNationalSecuritythinkingandproblematic.

3.TheoriesofNationalPower:

(a)DefinitiveframeworkofNationalPower.

(b)TheimpressionofPowerasaconcept.

(c)Powerprofileofnationstases.

(d)NonPowerinfluence.

(e) Elements of National Power (i) Tangible elements: Geography, Population, Extent of Territory.
Natural Resources, Industrial Capacity, Financial Capability, Scientific and Technological Capability,
Military Capability. (ii) Intangible elements: Leadership, Bureaucratic and Organizational Efficiency,
Type of Government, Social and Ethnic cohesiveness, National, Character and Reputation, National,
Morale,PublicSupport.

4.ConceptandmodelsofInternationalSecurity.

(i)ConceptualframeworkofInternationalSecurityduringtheColdWarandPostColdWarPeriods.

(ii)BalanceofPower

(iii)CollectiveSecurity

(iv)CollectiveDefence

(v)NonAlignment.

5.Conceptandtheoriesofconventionalandnucleardeterrence.

6.(i)ArmsproliferationasconstrainttoNational,RegionalandInternationalSecurity.(ii)Prospectsfor
Armscontrol.

7.InternationalTerrorism:Conceptanddimensions.

8.InsurgencyandCounterInsurgency:Conceptsanddimensions.

9.CorelationbetweenForeign,DefenceandDomesticpolicies.

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10.HistoricalLegacy,GeopoliticalandGeoStrategicallyconsiderationofIndiasSecurity.

SectionB
11.NATIONALSECURITYPROBLEMATICSANDINDIAQUESTFORSECURITY:

(a)IndiaistheworldstrategicarenaContemporarytrends.

(b) Indias quest for security Visavis Pakistan (tilldate) Pakistans conventional nuclear and missile
programmes and their impact no India defence, Indias options. (c) IndiaChina boundary dispute
Positions and Polemics: efforts for the settlement of boundary dispute framework of Cooperative
SecuritybetweenIndiaandChina.

(d) Indias mutuality of strategic and other interests with Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri
Lanka,MaldivesandAfghanistan.

(e)RoleofextraregionalpowerinthePostColdWarSouthAsianstrategicmilieuandIndiassecurity
considerations.

(f)NeedofConfidenceandSecurityBuildingMeasuresforIndiaanditsSouthAsianeighbours.

12.SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGYANDINDIASSECURITY:

(a)IndiasscientificandtechnologicalbaseforNationalDefence.

(b)NeedforIndiasintegratedsciencepolicy.

(c)Indiasdefenceindustrializationandachievements.

(d)IndiansResearchandDevelopment(R&D)

13.INDIASNUCLEARPOLICYANDOPTIONS:

(a)IndiasneedforNuclearpower.

(b)IndiasNuclearbreakthrough.

(c)Indiasnuclearoptionsinanuclearisedworld.

(14)INDIANOCEANANDINDIASSECURITYCONSIDERATIONS:

(a)StrategicmilieuinandaroundtheIndianOceanregion

(b)IndiassecurityproblemsinrelationtotheIndianOceanregion

(c)Indiansmaritimesecurityanditsneedsfornavalpowerprojections

15.Indiasoverallsecurityperspectivesanddefencepreparedness.

16.INTERNATIONALSECURITYOFINDIA:

(a) Harmful internal threats and challengesdiminution of social and ethnic cohesiveness.
Communalism, linguistic differences regionalism: rise of ethno nationalism, poor governability and
political instability, corruption in the various walks of National life overpopulations and ethnic migration
across the borders rising but frustrated expectations of people at the root of insecurity ecological
imbalancesandeconomicproblems.

(b) Low Intensity Conflicts (LIC) in India with special reference to Jammu & Kashmir and North East
region.

(c) Identification of the problems of Internal Security and conditions for the use of military pros and
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cons.

(d)ImperativesofcomprehensiveNationalSecurityStrategy.

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