Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses[India]

The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) is a think tank based in New Delhi. It is funded by the Indian Ministry of Defence, but functions autonomously. Main areas of concern include the defence of India, Indian national security and international security. The latter includes coverage of international terrorism; European security, weapons of mass destruction. The website provides information on the aims, history and current activities of the institute. It includes free access to some briefing papers and key speeches. Topics covered include: ethnic conflict and security in Sri Lanka; relations between India and Pakistan and security in Kashmir.