Armed forces plan synergy in training
New Delhi: In a bid to inject some much-needed synergy among the Army, the Navy and the IAF, the armed forces have formulated a joint training doctrine after finalising a new joint war doctrine earlier in the year.
The 51-page ‘Joint Training Doctrine, Indian Armed Forces — 2017’ was issued after being cleared by the chiefs of staff committee, comprising Admiral Sunil Lanba, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and Geneal Bipin Rawat, on Tuesday.
“The three Services fight the same war at the end of the day. So, there is the need to train together for it. This is the first time that such a keystone document has been promulgated. It brings out at the macro-level the approach to joint training, fundamentals, objectives, joint structures, planning and other aspects,” said an officer.
The training doctrine flows from the ‘Joint Doctrine, Indian Armed Forces — 2017”, issued in April, which had stressed the need for the Army, Navy and IAF to plan and work together to tackle the entire spectrum of conflict, from conventional wars to irregular and hybrid warfare.