UNIVERSITY FOR DEFENCE PURPOSES
The Government of India has accorded ‘inprinciple’ approval for setting up of Indian National Defence University (INDU) in the district of Gurgaon in Haryana. The salient features of INDU are as under: INDU will be set up as a fully autonomous institution to be constituted by an Act of Parliament to develop and propagate higher education in the field of Defence Studies, Defence Management, Defence Science & Technology and promote policy oriented research on all aspects relating to National Security and Strategy. The participants in INDU shall be from armed forces, paramilitary forces, civil police organisations, intelligence organisations, bureaucracy (civil, foreign and allied services), diplomats, academicians, universities students, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and participants from friendly foreign countries. The project will be implemented in three phases spread over a period of ten years at an estimated cost of 2,072 crore. INDU will be established after promulgation of INDU Act by the Parliament.
This information was given by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to George Baker in Lok Sabha today.