Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies
Former Ambassador & Deputy National Security Adviser
The Centre is a new endeavour of the Department of International Relations, Central University of Kerala to engage in research, analysis, commentary and discussion on issues of significance within the broad context of National Defence and Security. The objective of the Centre is to enhance quality and innovation in Defence and National Security studies. The major objectives of the Centre are to initiate interdisciplinary studies in the realm of national security, defence and strategic studies and to undertake specific research projects pertaining to the challenges to India’s national security. It also intends to foster links with the international security and defence community, the Indian Ministry of Defence, other related government departments, the defence/ diplomatic community and the media and also to ensure their interfaces in the areas of defence and national security. The centre shall endeavour to set up collaborative research ventures with defence/security institutions in India and abroad and to develop integrated M.A and PhD programmes in Defence and National Security studies.