|Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), founded in 1996, is a premier South Asian think tank
which conducts independent research on and provides an in-depth analysis of conventional and non-
conventional issues related to national and South Asian security including nuclear issues, disarmament,
non-proliferation, weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, counter terrorism and armed
conflict and peace processes in the region. The research at the institute promotes greater understanding
of India's foreign policy especially India-China relations, India's relations with SAARC countries and
South East Asia. Through close interaction with leading strategic thinkers, former members of the Indian
Administrative Service, the Foreign Service and the three wings of the Armed Forces - the Indian Army,
Indian Navy, and Indian AirThe Force, - the academic community as well as the media, the IPCS has
contributed considerably to the strategic discourse in India.
The Institute conducts independent research on conventional and non-conventional security issues in
the region and shares its findings with policy makers and the public. It provides a forum for discussion
with the strategic community on strategic issues and strives to explore alternatives. Moreover, it works
towards building capacity among young scholars for greater refinement of their analyses of South Asian
security. Research carried out by IPCS is organized between three programmes and one Centre.
For more information about IPCS please visit: http://www.ipcs.org/