DEFENCE STUDIES NOTES in ENGLISH MEDIUM ( PAPER 1 )-AIR POWER DOUHET MICHELL A P SEVERSKY FOR UP UPPSC PCS PSC MAINS OPTIONAL UPPCS


 DEFENCE STUDIES: PAPER-I – Evolution of Strategic thoughts (Section-A)
1. Concpet and theories of Conflict (a) Origin, perceptions, processes, escalation, goal
achivement, etc,of conflicts fn human social relation and its relevance to international conflict. (b)
Conflict as War : State behaviour, causes, correlates, domestic sources, glogal structural sources,
commencement and termination, negotiation, ecology of warfare etc. (c) Concepts of war and Its
relation with politics : Classical thought and trends from Mechiaveli to Nuclear Age. (2) (a)
Kautilya’s philosophy of war and his strategic contribution. ( ) Suntzu’s thoughts on war. b (c)
Thoughts of Jomini and Clausewitz on Strategy, Tactics, Logistics, Principles of War and Nature of
War War and industrial sociely with reference to the views of Marx Engles. Concepts and 3. 4.
Theories of Revolutionary War and Guerrilla Warfare with reference to the views of Lenin, Mao to
tung, Che Guevara, Regis Denbray and Giap. 5. Economic Bases of military power : (a)
Economics of war. Linkages between commercial, (b) financial, industrial, economic and politic ;
military strengths and weaknesses of a nation-state. Arms trace and theory of donor- recipient (c)
behaviour. Post-war economy and reconstruction. (d) 6. Theories of Land, Sea and Air warfare :
(a) Theories of land warfare with reference to mobile defence, use of tank and machine, warfare and
propounded by Liddeli Hast and J.F.C Fuller. Views of A.T. Mahan on the elements of sea power (b)
and naval strategy. Continental doctrine of sea power. ( ) Heartland theiroes of Halford (c) d
Mackinder. Heartland theories based on National Power. Theories of Air power as propounded (e) (f)
by G. Douhet, Mitchell and Alexander de Seversky.
SECTION-B
7. German Concept of total war with reference to the views of Luideadroff ; German strategy in
the Machine Age. Military strategy of Allied Powers during the World War II Soviet military 8. 9.
strategy with reference to the views of Lenin Trosky, Stalin and V.D Sokolovsky. 10. Concept and
theories of deterrence: (a) Concepts and theories of conventional deterrence. Concept and (b)
theories of nuclear deterrence with reference to the views of Liddell Hart, Andre Beaufre,Y. Harkavi
and Henry Kissinger. Concepts of Disarmament. Concept and theories of Arms Control and 11. 12.
Disarmament. Concept and the theories of ‘Peace 13. –keeping’ and Peace building. Theories of 14.
Conflict Resolution, Methods of Conflict Resolution, Gandhian teachniques of Conflict Resolution

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