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Defence Ministry releases Joint Training Doctrine for Indian Armed Forces

New Delhi, Nov14 (UNI) With an aim to promote synergy and integration amongst the three Services and other stakeholders leading to an enhanced efficiency and optimum utilisation of resources, the Ministry of Defence on Tuesday released the Joint Training Doctrine for Indian Armed Forces.

The Doctrine was released by the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee & Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba. It is for the first time in the history of the Armed Forces that such a keystone document has been promulgated.
The Doctrine brings out the approach to Joint training at macro-level, Fundamentals, Objectives, Joint Structures, Planning and Organisation amongst other aspects in existence and in use in the Armed Forces which have matured over 15 years of the existence of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS).
The concept includes ‘Joint Training’ as leverage for promoting ‘Diplomacy’ and ‘Civil – Military interface’ issues have also been highlighted in the document. The recently concluded joint exercise of all three wings of the forces between India and Russia, INDRA – 2017 and three Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Exercises held every year are some shining examples towards this end.
This key stone Doctrine will basically serve as a ‘foundation’ and ‘knowledge base’ from which specific Directives and Strategies will be issued by the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee to the HQ IDS and Service HQs to consolidate proven concepts, structures, mechanisms, capacities, capabilities, from time to time.
Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Lt Gen Satish Dua were also present on the occasion.