Vision Statement

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  • Preamble

    The Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses is a non-partisan, autonomous body dedicated to objective research and policy relevant studies on all aspects of defence and security. To achieve its goals, the Institute undertakes:
    a) Scholarly research;
    b) Policy-oriented research;
    c) Dissemination of research findings;
    d) Training and capacity building; and
    e) Public education.

    Mission Statement

    To promote national and international security through the generation and dissemination of knowledge on defence and security-related issues.

    Core Values

    The Institute shall uphold the following core values as its guiding principles:

    • Integrity and Honesty
    • Commitment
    • Professionalism
    • Pursuit of excellence
    • Teamwork
    • Innovation and Creativity

    Envisioned Future

    The Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses will be a world class think tank in the sphere of defence and security studies, most sought-after in India and among the most respected in the world.

    We shall be recognized worldwide for the quality and impact of our research and analytical studies. Our scholars will produce research of the highest quality and render the best possible policy advice on security challenges facing the country. We will set the standard for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, insights, information and policy options for the nation’s defence and international security. Our team of scholars and staff will be among the best in the nation and be recognized as the country’s foremost experts in their area of work.

    In order to achieve its overarching goal, the Institute will develop the following distinctive attributes:-

    As Centre of Excellence MP-IDSA shall be:

    1. Able to attract leading and committed scholars in the field of security studies;
    2. Respected in Government, academia, media and the broader strategic studies community;
    3. Able to attract increased investment in research, policy studies, knowledge dissemination and Track II activities;
    4. Admired for setting standards;
    5. Governed by a forward-looking, dynamic and efficient leadership.

    As a Knowledge-driven think tank, the Institute shall:

    1. Focus on policy oriented research and analysis;
    2. Excel at conducting research and analytical studies, leading to new insights and effective policy options;
    3. Nurture genuine scholarship and creativity;
    4. Promote team work and engage in productive partnerships;
    5. Forge strong interdisciplinary programmes.

    The Institute shall strive to make a difference by:

    1. Generating policy options for enhancing national and international security;
    2. Providing policy inputs for the country’s security policies and management of the country’s security apparatus.