Membership

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  • The IDSA offers membership to individuals (Indian Nationals) and institutions engaged or interested in defence, strategic and security studies. Membership activities are guided and monitored by the Membership Committee of the institute's Executive Council.

    The subscription period for all categories of members (except Life Members) is April 01 to March 31. This is irrespective of the date on which subscription was paid during the previous year. All membership (except Life Membership) has to be renewed every financial year. Members can also pay in lump sum for a period of five or more years (max. 10 years) to draw a 5% concession on membership fee payable.

    Members List

    All Members are requested to mail their latest contact details to membership.idsa@nic.in

    The types of membership offered by IDSA are:

    Life Membership

    Life Members receive the Institute’s journal Strategic Analysis, and are entitled to use the IDSA library by depositing a one time, refundable, non-interest bearing security deposit of Rs.2000/- (except Life Members who are also Executive Council Members). By virtue of being members of the General Body, Life Members have the right to vote. They also have the privilege of attending the Institute’s Fellow Seminars. The Lifetime subscription fee is Rs.6000/-.

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    Member

    (formerly known as Ordinary Membership)

    Members and Life Members form the General Body of the Institute. They have the right to vote, receive the Institute's journal Strategic Analysis. They can borrow books from IDSA library by depositing a one time, refundable, non-interest bearing security deposit of Rs.2000/-. They also have the privilege of attending the Institute’s Fellow Seminars. Subscription fee for this category is Rs.750/- a year.

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    Associate Membership

    Associate Members can use the IDSA library and borrow books by depositing a one-time, refundable, non-interest bearing security deposit of Rs. 2000/.To get copies of the Institute's journal Strategic Analysis, they are required to pay Rs. 300/- per annum.

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    Corporate Membership

    A duly appointed representative of the Corporate (body) Member can use IDSA library and borrow books by depositing a one time,refundable, non interest bearing security deposit of Rs.2000/-.
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    Special Corporate Membership is open to institutions and libraries. They are entitled to receive the IDSA's journal Strategic Analysis. Annual subscription fee for this membership category is Rs. 600/-

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    Associate Corporate Membership is open to military units of the Indian Armed Forces. Associate Corporate members receive the Institute's journal -- Strategic Analysis. Annual subscription fee is Rs. 400/-.

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    Special Subscribers

    This category is applicable only to serving military officers. They receive the Institute's journal Strategic Analysis. They can also use the IDSA library and borrow books by depositing a one-time, refundable, non-interest bearing security deposit of Rs.2000/-. Annual subscription for this category is Rs. 300/-

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    For queries, contact:
    Assistant Director (Administration)
    The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    1, Development Enclave, (near USI)
    New Delhi 110 010
    India
    Telefax: 91-11-2614 6833
    Email: ad.idsa@nic.in, membership.idsa@nic.in

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