Military Leaders Strategic Studies Seminar (MLS)

Course Launched: 28th October 2014

In view of the immense responsibilities entrusted to the Armed Forces to ensure peace, security, sovereignty of the nation and in the context of changing global, regional and national circumstances, it is imperative that our Armed Forces are not only tactically agile and operationally ready, but also strategically knowledgeable and equipped to address emerging threats to national security.

The 10-day Military Leaders Strategic Studies Seminar (MLS) is designed to provide a cross-disciplinary perspective by integrating aspects of security, geopolitics and economics in understanding and analyzing security threats and threat perceptions in the 21st century. The Course is designed for senior military officers from the three Armed Forces of Bhutan.

Course Content

  • Leadership Skills and Personalities
  • Key skills for Strategic Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Strategic Studies and Geopolitics
  • Understanding the Global Security Scenario
  • Regional Security Issues
  • Cross Border Security in South Asia: Challenges and Prospects
  • Domestic Security: Trends and Issues
  • Bhutan’s Political History: Formation and Development of the Bhutanese Nation & the State
  • The Role of Monarchs in Shaping the Bhutanese State 100 Years & Beyond
  • Bhutanese Values and Traditions
  • Justice, Rule of Law & Democracy
  • Bhutan’s Foreign Policy: Key Issues
  • Economic Security and Other Issues
  • Strategic analysis (Case Studies and discussions)