Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) Announces Winners of National Levelfield Marshal Manekshaw Essay Competition (FMMEC) 2020-21

New Delhi: The Field Marshal Manekshaw Essay Competition (FMMEC), which was initiated in 2018-19, by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) under the patronage of Indian Army celebrates its third successive year (2020-21), with the objective to keep the young minds engaged in the most troubled times that the world is experiencing with the global pandemic – COVID-19.  CLAWS organises its flagship national level essay competition named after India’s grand strategist – Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw to inculcate strategic thinking amongst the youth especially among university students. The competition has two categories Manekshaw Papers (8000-10,000 words) and Issue Brief (3500-5000 words). With 104 registrations this year, following students from six different Colleges/Universities spread across the country, have won in the prestigious FMMEC 2020-21:

Winners in Manekshaw Paper Category
S No Title Name of Awardee Name of College and University Position
1. Institutionalising Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in India: An Analysis AMIYA KRISHNA


Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla FIRST
2. Left Wing Extremism in India: A Governance Perspective NAYAKARA VEERESHA University Law College, Bangalore University SECOND


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


DS MURUGAN YADAV Guru Nanak College (Autonomous),

Affiliated to Madras University


Winners in Issue Brief Category
S No Title Name of Awardee Name of College and University Position
1. Civil-Military Relations in India: Role of Military in National Security Decision Making PARSHURAM SAHOO Central University of Gujarat  




2. Water Security: Imperative for National Security SUMALATHA KC O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat  


3. Emerging Cyberattack on India’s Intellectual Property: Threat to National Security  


Aligarh Muslim University  


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