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Nuclear Security Programme (NSP)

Since its inception, the IPCS has been working on various issues related to disarmament, especially Nuclear Disarmament. We are the only research institute in South Asia that focuses on all aspects of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), including Chemical, Biological and Radiological weapons.

Southeast Asia Research Programme (SEARP)

The programme, aims to promote research on Southeast Asia in India, and provide a platform for greater deliberation among policy-makers and academics, and to generate a pool of well researched knowledge on various policies concerning India and Southeast Asia, through organizing events and publishing reports.

China Research Programme (CRP)

The China Research Programme of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies is aimed at achieving a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary socio-economic and political changes taking place in China. The primary focus is to enhance the understanding on internal developments within China.

Centre for Internal And Regional Security (IReS)

The Centre for Internal and Regional Security (IReS) aims to facilitate dialogue on traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the region by engaging the academia, policy-makers, international organisations and young scholars.

Armed Conflicts in South Asia (ACSA)

The Programme on Armed Conflicts in South Asia is part of the Centre for Internal and Regional Security at the Institute. The activities of the programme are three dimensional, namely the Armed Conflicts Annual, Early Warning and Conflict Alert, and Peace Audit and Ceasefire Monitor.

Programme on Non-Traditional Security


Indus Water Dialogues

Since 2006, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in conjunction with Ploughshares organises Indus Water Dialogues. The aim of the dialogues are to cite the existing nature and dynamics with respect to the Indus River Basin and foster extensive dialogue building between the disputed neighbouring states ..

COSATT Regional Dialogue

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) set up the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) in January 2008.

India-NATO Dialogue

The India-NATO Dialogue is a collaborative effort of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), United Service Institution of India (USI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). This informal Track 2 dialogue, held in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, has functioned as a communication bridge between India and NATO.

India-Pakistan Bilateral

Over the last two years, the Institute is engaged in several bilateral dialogues with Pakistan. Each of these dialogues have been on a particular set of issues, hence remain extremely focused. These include Terrorism, J&K, Afghanistan, Sharing the Indus Waters, Trade, Nuclear Stability etc.

India-China Bilateral

As a part the project on “Developing a Framework for Regional Cooperation in Southern Asia,” the IPCS is engaged with Chinese scholars, seeking to cooperate on the key challenges affecting their bilateral relationship and, to involve their smaller neighbours in their economic.

India-Pakistan-China Nuclear Trilateral

Supported by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), IPCS conducted the first ever Trilateral dialogue on nuclear issues between India, Pakistan and China in 2008. Since then, five rounds of dialogues have been conducted so far, the latest in September 2011.

Indus Water Dialogues
COSATT Regional Dialogue
India-NATO Dialogue
India-Pakistan Bilateral
India-China Bilateral
India-Pakistan-China Nuclear Trilateral

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) is the 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 , strategies security sector reforms, and armed conflict and peace processes in the region.

For those in South Asia and elsewhere, the IPCS website provides a comprehensive analysis of the happenings within India with a special focus on Jammu and Kashmir and Naxalite Violence. Our research 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 Air Force, - the academic community as well as the media, the IPCS has contributed considerably to the strategic discourse in India.

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