Army chief General J J Singh has called for increased synergies among the three
armed forces. Inaugurating the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies in New Delhi today,
General Singh said despite rich experience, the three services have a long way
to go in launching Joint Operations.
said the centre has come up in a short time after the Defence Minister Shri AK
Antony granted it approval on priority, based on a report of the Group of Ministers.
The army chief hoped that the Centre would go a long way in achieving synergies
in operations, formulation of joint policies and concepts and integrating procurements.
The Centre for
Joint Warfare Studies will function under the Chief of Integrated Staff to the
Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), headed by Lt Gen HS Lidder. The creation of
the centre is a logical step to achieve integration and training of joint warfare
professionals. It will train military and civilian professionals in the field
of Joint Warfare and Practices. An independent think tank of the Defence Ministry,
the Centre will act as a semi autonomous body promoting Joint Warfare Studies
at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. It will also cater to various
Ministries, Intelligence Agencies and other Government departments associated
with Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters in matters of national security.
prime objectives of the Centre are promotion of joint strategies among the three
services and conduct studies and research in joint war-fighting.