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A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity. ~ Jimmy Carter
Welcome to National Defence College Library

National Defence College (NDC) at New Delhi is one of the leading training institutions of the country. It conducts a course of eleven months on National Security and Strategic Studies for senior Defence Officers, Civil Services Officers and Officers from friendly foreign countries of Brig/Joint Secretary level or equivalent rank and also awards M Phil Degree from Madras University in 'National Security and Strategy'.

NDC Library and Research Centre is the nucleus of all the academic activities of this premier strategic studies institute. It provides dynamic and conducive environment to Course Officer’s to understand the perspective of six major study subjects on National Security and Strategy. The aim of the library is to provide research material both in printed and electronic format from reliable and credible resources to the faculty and course officers for their research work.

The library has a huge and dynamic collection of relevant books, journals and periodicals.

Centrally air-conditioned library is wi-fi enabled and fully automated with user-friendly library services including bio-metric facility for transactions.

Library is subscribing various e-resources including databases and electronic journals/ magazines.

Digital library has federated search engine form Refread which gives results from all the e- resources like subscribed, open access and institutional repository on single sign on. Library has also subscribed to a huge number of eBooks.

Research centre publishes three NDC journals in a year with ISSN and is widely read by Senior Defence Officials, Diplomats and Alumni.

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