The Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi is an Independent think-tank dealing with national security and conceptual aspects of land warfare, including conventional, sub-conventional conflict and terrorism. CLAWS conducts research that is futuristic in outlook and policy oriented in approach.
The vision of the CLAWS is to develop a ‘strategic culture’ to bring about synergy in decision making both at national and operational levels. Since its inception, CLAWS has established itself as one of the leading ‘think tanks’ in the country. To achieve its vision, CLAWS conducts seminars (at Delhi and with commands), round table discussions and meetings with academia and intellectuals of strategic community both from India and abroad. CLAWS also comes out with a number of publications pertaining to national and regional security and various issues of land warfare.
Members are invited to all CLAWS seminars/round table discussions (details regarding impending events are communicated to all members through e–mail. Information also available on our website, http://claws.in). For the benefit of members, who cannot attend various events, reports are forwarded through e-mail. Members are sent copies of the bi-annual CLAWS Journal & Scholar Warrior, occasional (Manekshaw) Papers and given membership of the CLAWS Library.
From 01 January 2020, certain occasional papers would be made available to the members
• Life Membership: All serving and retired officers of the Indian Army.
(Discount: 20% for YOs – First year of service)
• Annual Membership: All serving and retired officers of the Indian Army.
Corporate / Institutional Membership
• All formations, units and establishments of the Indian Army.
• Representatives nominated by name accepted by the BoG/Trustees by any organization,
institution, or diplomatic mission based in India.
• Vice Chancellor of University and Heads of Departments of Defence Studies, military
correspondents of Indian Newspapers, magazine and news agencies distinguished
persons associated with the fields. Research fellows and media persons may be granted
membership as approved by the BoG/ Trustees from time to time.
All members can also order CLAWS sponsored/commissioned books at special discount of 25% from the cover price.