‘Joint train­ing doc­trine’ for armed forces

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In a first, the In­dian armed forces on Tues­day re­leased a joint train­ing doc­trine meant to fa­cil­i­tate joint train­ing and plan­ning.

Ti­tled ‘Joint Train­ing Doc­trine In­dian Armed Forces - 2017,’ it was re­leased by Ad­mi­ral Su­nil Lanba, Navy Chief and Chair­man, Chiefs of Staff Com­mit­tee, in the pres­ence of other two Ser­vice Chiefs.

It flows from the ‘Joint Doc­trine In­dian Armed Forces - 2017’ re­leased ear­lier this year.

“The aim of the doc­trine is to pro­mote ‘syn­ergy’ and ‘in­te­gra­tion’ among the three Ser­vices and other stake-hold­ers lead­ing to an en­hanced ef­fi­ciency and op­ti­mum util­i­sa­tion of re­sources.

Fos­ter­ing ini­tia­tive

Be­sides nu­mer­ous ad­van­tages of the doc­trines, this doc­u­ment will also go a long way in ‘fos­ter­ing ini­tia­tive’ and ‘stim­u­lat­ing cre­ativ­ity’ for pro­mot­ing ‘in­te­gra­tion’ be­tween the three ser­vices in times to come,” the De­fence Min­istry said in a state­ment.

“The doc­trine brings out our 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,” the state­ment said.

The De­fence Min­istry stated that the con­cept of us­ing ‘joint train­ing’ for pro­mot­ing ‘diplo­macy’ and ‘civil-mil­i­tary in­ter­face’ have been high­lighted in the doc­trine. It will serve as a ‘foun­da­tion’ and a ‘knowl­edge base’ from which spe­cific di­rec­tives and strate­gies will be de­rived, from time to time, the state­ment added.

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