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  • Pradeep Kumar Gautam

    Research Fellow
    Email: 
    pkgautam2003@yahoo.co.in
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Composition of the Army- Then and Now
    One Year of Arthasastra : Response , Pedagogy and Research - Col. P.K. Gautam

    Colonel P.K. Gautam (Retd.) is a veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War in Bangladesh and of Operation Meghdoot (Siachen glacier). He holds an MSc in Defence Studies and has been an Instructor-in-Gunnery. He last served in the faculty of studies at the School of Artillery, Devlali. Post premature retirement in 2000, Col. Gautam has 17 years of research experience. He joined IDSA in August 2005 as a Research Fellow. He has an abiding interest in Non-Traditional Security (NTS) including environmental security, water and climate change, as well as military affairs, issues relating to Tibet, and Kautilya’s Arthasastra. He was convener of the IDSA working group Security Implications of Climate Change for India (2009) and a member of the IDSA Task Force Report Water Security for India (2010). He is the lead author of the IDSA Task Force Report Tibet and India’s Security(2012).

    Since 2012/13, Col. Gautam has been steering the IDSA project ‘Indigenous Historical Knowledge’ and has a number of articles, three monographs, and five chapters on Kautilya’s Arthasastra in four edited volumes of which he is also the co-editor with Saurabh Mishra and Arvind Gupta of the trilogy Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary, Volumes I, II and III(20015/16). Some other select published books are: Environmental Security: Internal and External Dimensions and Response (New Delhi, Knowledge World, 2003); National Security: A Primer (New Delhi, Knowledge World, 2004); Operation Bangladesh(New Delhi, Manas, 2007);Composition and Regimental System of the Indian Army: Continuity and Change(New Delhi,IDSA/Shipra, 2008); Environmental Security: New Challenges and Role of Military(New Delhi, IDSA/Shipra, 2010).

    Publications at IDSA

    Select Publications

    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Col PK Gautam’s article on Kautilya’s Arthashastra, titled ‘Kautilya’s Arthashastra and its Relevance to Contemporary Strategic Studies’ was published in the April-June 2017 issue of the USI Journal.

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      July 27, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Col PK Gautam’s article on Mountain Batteries in the 1918 Palestine Campaign titled, ‘Murree and Pooch Mountain Batteries in the 1918 Palestine Campaign’, was published in the October- December 2016 issues of the USI Journal, Vol. CXLVI, No. 606.

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      February 02, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Col PK Gautam’s article titled ‘Military - Environment- Diplomacy Interface: Prospects for India’ was published by the Science Technology and Security Forum of Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG), Manipal University.

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      December 05, 2016
      IDSA News
    • October 21, 2016
      Events
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2016

      This book is the third in a series of three volumes on "Kautilya and His Vocabulary" as a part of the "Indigenous Historical Knowledge" project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The edited volumes contain select papers presented in a series of workshops, national and international seminars organised by the Institute. The project is an attempt to trace, look into, analyse and relate with the indigenous strategic thinking in India. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya's Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.

      • ISBN 978-81-8274-909-2,
      • Price: ₹. 795
      • E-copy available
      Book
    • This monograph engages with and explores the concepts of dharma and artha in Kautilya's Arthashastra and also the Mahabharata, and provides a few contemporary examples.

      Monograph
    • Only by making the concept of dharma central can a balance be evolved between the trivarga of artha, kama and dharma and lifestyle changes introduced to cope with climate change.

      March 23, 2016
      IDSA Comments
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2016

      This book is the second in a series of three volumes on “Kautilya and His Vocabulary” as a part of the “Indigenous Historical Knowledge” project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya's Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.

      • ISBN 978-81-8274-866-8,
      • Price: ₹. 695.00
      • E-copy available
      Book
    • In order to make a work relevant, scholarly attempts to study the text such as Kautilya’s Arthashastra, and then critically apply it to explain, compare and understand contemporary issues is necessary. This monograph intends to fulfil this aim in a small way.

      Monograph
    • We recommend that the histories of the 1965 and 1971 wars be revised, updated and reprinted as proper official versions with the correct title and logo.

      October 16, 2015
      IDSA Comments
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