National Security and Strategic Studies
Defence
Creating an Effective CDS for India’s National Defence

Background

Nearly two decades after submission of the Kargil Review Committee (KRC) report in 1999, the Group of Ministers (GOM) Report in 2001 and recommendations of the Naresh Chandra Task Force in 2012, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS...

भारत के चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ: कुछ अनसुलझे मुद्दे

भारत सरकार ने देश की रक्षा सेवाओं से जुड़े सभी मामलों पर रक्षा मंत्री के इकलौते सलाहकार तथा सैन्य मामलों के नवनिर्मित विभाग के सचिव के रूप में चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ (सीडीएस) का पद बनाया है। इस बारे में औपचारिक घोषणा 24 दिसंबर, 2019 को की गई और...

Air Defence Command – Some Salient Aspects

The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in his very first meeting after taking over on 01 Jan 2020, has directed Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) to prepare a proposal by 30 Jun 2020 for the creation of Air Defence Command (...

India`s Chief of Defence Staff: Some Issues to be Resolved

Government of India has created the institution of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as a single point adviser to Raksha Mantri (RM) on all matters concerning the Defence Services of the country and as Secretary of a newly created Department of...

IBGs – Need To Survive To Fight Another Day

Premise

It was reported in Nov 2019, that after having tested the Integrated Battle Group (IBG) concept (explained later) both in the Western, as well as, the Eastern theatre, the Indian Army will be operationalising the IBGs in the...

भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना के चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ पर फैसले का क्रियान्वयन

स्टडी ग्रुप का गठन

भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना का चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ (सीडीएस) नियुक्त करने का बहुतप्रतीक्षित निर्णय सरकार ने आखिरकार ले ही लिया है और यह स्वागत योग्य कदम है। निश्चित रूप से इस सुधार से विभिन्न सेवाओं (सेना, नौसेना और वायुसेना)...

Amid Economic Woes, Pak Government Reports Revamping - A Review

Despite all odds…

Despite all the economic woes and downturns, despite spiralling debt trap, and sky-rocketing costs of imports in the face of sharp currency de-valuation, not to mention the IMF imposed economic re-structuring and the...

Can the Integrated Battle Groups Reinforce India’s Conventional Deterrence?

In a significant decision last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially cleared the proposal for launching the first Integrated Battle Group (IBG) under the Indian Army’s 9 Corps, which will be deployed along India’s Western Border....

Saudi Arabia Drone Attack: Sign of Changing Character of Hybrid War

Introduction

The Houthi militants carried out an audacious "large-scale" attack with 10 drones targeting Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.1 Even in the past Houthi rebels had attacked Saudi Arabia but the...

Implementation of the Decision on the Chief of Defence Staff for Indian Armed Forces

Composition of the Study Group

The long awaited decision of the government to appoint a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for the Indian Armed Forces has finally been taken and is a welcome move. This reform would definitely bring better...

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