School of Natural Sciences and Engineering
International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP)
The International Strategic & Security Studies Programme, was started at NIAS in 1996 with the broad objective of conducting academic and policy research related to national and international security issues. The emphasis of research is towards integrating complex elements of science and technology with policy, organizational and institutional arrangements. Rapidly changing geo-political and technology adaptation scenarios affect the national and international strategic conditions and the research carried out in the Programme reflects this. Current and emerging scenarios relating to nuclear, missiles and space weapons are reflective of such an impact and have formed the core area of research. The importance and pivotal role of net-centric warfare was evident in the US engagements in the Gulf War. Concepts of future net-centric wars in the Indian context have become relevant and important aspects of study. Terrorism has become a major national security concern warranting critical study of the social, cultural and fundamental issues involved.
In addition, the strategic and security studies programme facilitates exchange of views, information and knowledge among interested groups through conferences, workshops and round tables. There are informal collaborative arrangements with the King’s College, London (Department of War Studies) and MIT, Boston (Program in Science, Technology and Society). The Programme’s commitment to using knowledge to help improve understanding between countries is reflected in the continuing and ongoing track-two dialogue process with the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Faculty of International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
Assessment of China’s Cruise and Ballistic Missile Programme
Security of Nuclear Assets
Science and Technology Dimensions of National Security
Evolution of Solid Propellant Rockets in India
Chandrashekar, S and Ganesh, RN and Raghunath, CR and Nagappa, Rajaram and Ramani, N and Sundaresan, Lalitha (2011) China's anti-ship ballistic missile game changer in the pacific ocean (NIAS Report No. R5-2011). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Chandrashekar, S and Nagappa, Rajaram and Sundaresan, Lalitha and Ramani, N (2011) Technology and innovation in China: A case study of single crystal superalloy development for aircraft turbine blades (NIAS Report No. R4-2011). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Kumar, Saurabh (2011) So that a nuclear weapon free world comes to be: Making politico-diplomatic use of our nuclear weapons. (NIAS WP1-2011). Working Paper. NIAS, Bangalore.
Sundaresan, Lalitha and Chandrashekar, S and Nagappa, Rajaram and Ramani, N (2009) Image measurement errors and missile performance (NIAS Report No. R2-2009). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Nagappa, Rajaram and Chandrashekar, S and Sundaresan, Lalitha (2009) Iran's safir launch vehicle (NIAS Report R1-2009). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Chandrashekar, S and Gupta, Sonika and Nagappa, Rajaram (2007) An assessment of China's ballistic and cruise missile programme (NIAS Report No. R4-2007). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Nagappa, Rajaram and Chandrashekar, S (2007) An assessment of Pakistan's Babur HAFT 7 cruise missile (NIAS Report No. R5-2007). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Nagappa, Rajaram (2007) An assessment of ballistic missile production capacity in Pakistan (NIAS Report No. R2-2007). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Gupta, Sonika and Kumar, Arvind and Chandrashekar, S (2007) Assessing the Indo-US deal on civil nuclear cooperation: Managing risks and opportunities (NIAS Report No. R1-2007). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Chandrashekar, S and Kumar, Arvind and Nagappa, Rajaram (2006) An assessment of Pakistan's Ballistic Missile Programme: Technical and Strategic Capability (NIAS Report No. R5-2006). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Gupta, Sonika and Kumar, Arvind and Chandrashekar, S (2006) Assessing the Indo-US deal on civil nuclear cooperation: Forging a new partnership (NIAS Report No.R2-2006). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Vijayalakshmi, K.P and Kumar, Arvind and Gupta, Sonika and Chandrashekar, S (2006) Changing Contours of Indo-US Relations (Workshop Report, National Workshop on Indo-US Relations, February 2006). Conference Report. NIAS, 2006.
Chari, Sridhar K (2002) Report on the International Workshop on South Asian Women in International Security: Building competitive networks, July 30-31, 1998 and the Regional Workshop on Women in International Security: Exploring South Asian Initiatives, July 29-30, 1999. (NIAS Report No. R2-2002). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.
Rajagopal, S (1999) Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty and options for India (NIAS Working Paper No. WP1-1999). Working Paper. NIAS, Bangalore.
- Indo-US Workshop on Science & Technology to Counter Terrorism
- Discussion Meeting on Changing Contours of Indo-US Relations
- Round Table Meeting—Space Security-Need for a Proactive Approach
- Panel Discussion on India -Pakistan-US relations in the context of Terrorism in the subcontinent.
- Workshop on Terrorism and Law
- Discussion meeting on “Rise of Taliban”
- Workshop on ‘Terrorism in South Asia—Problems, Issues and Solutions’
- NIAS-CISAC Dialogue Meetings