‘Joint training doctrine’ for armed forces
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.
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.