Results Announced | Field Marshal Manekshaw Essay Competition – 2020-21 on the theme National Security

 By Centre for Land Warfare Studies

In an endeavour to build on Strategic Culture,  CLAWS had invited young Scholars from Universities to participate in the Field Marshal Mankeshaw Essay Competition (FMMEC) on National Security and Strategic Studies by submitting and presenting their research essays. The competition was aimed to cover a wide range of issues pertaining to National security.

We are overwhelmed with the response we received from the university students across India. This shows the commitment of younger generation who have immense interest in National Security and Strategic Studies.

The competition had  the following categories:

Category A:  Manekshaw paper of 8000-10000 Words

Category B: Issue Brief of 3500-5000 Words

There were three stages to the research competition

Stage 1: Submission of Abstracts and Selection of a Few Abstracts after a review of the topics

Stage 2: Submission of the final paper and review of each selected paper by subject matter experts

The papers were evaluated by the subject matter experts under the following parameters with different weightage to each

  • Relevancy
  • Originality
  • Subject Matter
  • Analysis/Recommendations
  • Lucidity of Thoughts
  • Structured Layout
  • Fluency in Writing
  • Citations

The papers were subject to scrutiny under three rounds by subject experts  

Stage 3: Review of selected articles and declaration of results

Att is the list of final winners of the competition. 

We congratulate the winners and the participants of the competition. Mails regarding the prize distribution and other formalities will be sent in the due course.

Regarding the award ceremony, the winners will be informed in due course.

If you would like to contribute to CLAWS in future please visit the website for more information.

Cat- Manekshaw Paper: 

S.No.TitleName of AwardeeName of College and University Position
1.Institutionalising Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in India: An AnalysisAMEYA KRISHNA


Himachal Pradesh National Law University, ShimlaFIRST
2.Left Wing Extremism in India: A Governance PerspectiveNAYAKARA VEERESHAUniversity Law College, Bangalore UniversitySECOND


3.Ensuring National Security Through Island Territories: Islands as Unsinkable Aircraft Carriers


DS MURUGAN YADAVGuru Nanak College (Autonomous),

Affiliated to Madras University




Cat – Issue Briefs:

S.No.TitleName of AwardeeName of College and UniversityPosition
1.Civil-Military Relations in India: Role of Military in National Security Decision MakingPARSHURAM SAHOOCentral University of Gujarat






2.Water Security: Imperative for National SecuritySUMALATHA KCO.P. Jindal Global University, SonipatSECOND
3.Emerging Cyberattack on India’s Intellectual Property: Threat to National Security




Aligarh Muslim University