DOT BRANCH (TRADOC DIVISION)
ACIDS (TRADOC) : Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Training and Doctrine)
JS (PERS) : Joint Secretary(Personnel)
PD (PERS) : Principal Director(Personnel)
DACIDS : Deputy Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff
INDU : Indian National Defence University.
TSI : Tri Service Institute.
Amph & SF : Amphibious and Special Forces.
Land-Air : Land & Air.
Doc : Doctrine.
RMA : Revolution in Military Affairs.
JTC : Joint Training Committee.
PERS : Personnel ,(Recruitment Rules and Civil List / Seniority List).New:-Filling Up Posts of Data Entry Operator Through Deputation
• Formulation and review of Doctrines.
• Nodal agency for Media, United Service Institute (USI) and Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT).
• Assistance and control of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), College of Defence Management (CDM) & National Defence Academy (NDA).
• Technical training inspections of joint training establishments.
• Planning and coordination of training policy including foreign courses.
• Secretarial support to JTC.
• Establishment of Amphibious cell.
• Coord multinational exercises without troops.
• Inter services exercises and war games.
• Establishing of INDU.
• Coordination of Works of IDS/Est..
• Organisation / Establishment of IDS.
• Coordination of RMA activities.
• Coord and liaison with ministries.
(a) Coordinate with Service HQ and formulate joint doctrine for military operations.
(b) Coordinate with Service HQ and formulate training policies on the doctrine as formulated.
(c) Facilitate implementation of decisions of Tri Services Training Command Conference in collaboration with Service HQ.
(d) Institutionalize and coordinate policies for Tri Services Media Communication Courses for Officers and Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) at IIMC, New Delhi in consultation with Service HQ.
2. Activities. The Directorate has written and published the Joint Doctrine for Indian Armed Forces. The process involved discussions and coordination with the Service HQ, War colleges, strategic think tanks as also other sources within the Armed Forces. Inputs from MEA were also incorporated. It is currently in the process of writing other doctrines for joint operations.
DIRECTORATE OF TRI SERVICE INSTITUTE (TSI):
(a) Assistance and control of the three Tri Services Training Institutions, viz. DSSC, CDM and NDA.
(b) Liaison with UPSC related to entrance exams for NDA.
(c) Process cases of Tri Service Committee on Joint Training.
(d) Revision of PE through Directorate of Organisation at HQ IDS and attachment of service personnel to the Tri Service Training Institutes. Dte of Personnel deals all cases in respect of civilians.
(e) Coordinating the Combined Operations Research and Evaluation (CORE) Programme.
(f) Interface with the MoD and Services on Training and Adm matters of the TSIs.
(g) Preparing Training Briefs for Parliamentary Committees.
2. Activities. The Dte coordinates the functioning of the three TSI. It is responsible for obtaining approval for introduction of new eqpt and improvement of infrastructure at these institutions.
National Defence Academy:
3. The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Country’s Premier Inter-Services training institution. It has the unique distinction of being one of the first institutions in the world, to impart combined training to officer cadets of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.
4. The concept and genesis of NDA dates back to the period before independence .The idea of a National Defence Academy was conceived in 1945. The country’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 06 Oct 1949, laid the foundation stone. Donations for building this self contained, modern township were received from all the Indian states also from foreign countries. The most generous donation received was of Pounds 1,00,000/- sterling from the Government of Sudan for the construction of NDA as a living war memorial, as a token of their appreciation of services rendered by Indian soldiers during World War II.
5. Selection and Entry. Admission to NDA takes place twice a year i.e. in January and in July; Boys of the age group of 16 1/2 to 19 years, who have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination and have qualified in competitive examinations held by the UPSC, are sent to the Services Selection Board for an interview and for medical examination. Those who successfully qualify are selected to join the NDA.
6. Training at NDA. The three-year course at the NDA is covered in six semesters, each semester normally being of 22 weeks. The three years spent by the cadets at NDA will remain perhaps the most memorable period in their career, as here are laid the foundations of jointmanship between the Army, Navy and Air Force. At the Academy, cadets belonging to the Army, Navy and Air Force live, study, work and undergo training together. This helps to ensure that future officers of the three services are on good terms with each other than they understand the organisational and administrative capacities and limitations of the other services, apart from their own. This results in enhanced cooperation and coordination between the three services during war, creating an integrated, superior and efficient fighting force. The spirit of comradeship and jointmanship engendered among the cadets, in fact, constitutes the very basis of instructions at NDA.
7. Every effort is made to keep the training progressive, purposeful and in consonance with the contemporary requirements of the Armed Forces of India. Accordingly, over the years the training curriculum has undergone a number of modifications and additions. There is thus a constant endeavour to train the selected youth at their most formative stage of life. The trainees are given the basic service and leadership training in addition to the academic curriculum that enables them to earn BA/BSc degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University. On conclusion of this training, the cadets proceed to their respective Service Academies for further training before being commissioned as officers in the Armed Forces.
8. Foreign Cadets. A fairly large number of cadets from friendly foreign countries undergo training at the Academy. Some of the countries whose cadets have passed out from the NDA are Afghanistan, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Libya, Kenya, Iran, Singapore, Tanzania, Tonga, Palestine and Maldives. The foreign cadets are put through the same course of training in both academics and outdoor training as is prescribed to our own cadets.
9. Inter Services Study Group (ISSG). This study constituted in 2004 reviewed the selection process and service training at NDA. The study found the existing entry system to be robust but recommended that modern techniques of assessment should be incorporated to improve the overall quality of candidates. It also recommended quantitative and qualitative increase in the content of service training to include common service training, joint training, individual service training and leadership aspects so that a cadet gathers appreciable information about the service he has opted for, while at NDA itself. The study also recommended an increase in service specific subjects syllabi to cater the needs of the respective service academies. An orientation camp for first termers was also recommended for their physical and mental conditioning on joining. The study also brought out the need for establishing a counselling cell at NDA, incorporating modern psychological techniques, which was non-existent. The report was approved by the COSC in Jan 05 and recommendations have been implemented.
10. Academic Study Group (ASG). ASG was constituted in Feb 05 to review the Academic Curriculum at NDA, in consonance with the ISSG study and to accommodate the changes recommended in the service subjects. The study recommended the division of existing syllabus into Foundation Course comprising of Military and General Studies (I - VI term), Compulsory course (I-IV & part of V term) and Optional Course (Part of V and VI term). The overall change involved a slight reduction in the academic periods (67 periods) and a review of existing basic engineering periods to accommodate the enhanced service subject content from Vth term onwards. The standard of academic syllabi was also restructured to keep pace with the present requirements. A review of the existing foreign languages being taught was also carried out based on utility to the services. The study also recommended a regular review of the curriculum once in five years. The report was approved by COSC in Feb 06 and is under implementation in a phased manner after obtaining approval of JNU by NDA.
Defence Services Staff College:
11. Aim.The aim of the Staff Course is to train selected officers of the three Services in command and staff functions in peace and war, in own Service, inter-service and joint service environment, as also to provide related general education to enable them to perform effectively in command and staff appointments tenable by Majors to Colonels in the Army, Lieutenant Commanders to Captains in the Navy and Squadron Leaders to Group Captains in the Air Force.
12. Composition of the Course. Presently, the course capacity is 425; Army – 239; Navy -70; Air Force – 78; Civil Services and Para Military Forces – 5; Foreign Officers from all services – 33. The College enjoys international recognition as a premier military training institution of its kind in the world. A large number of developed and developing countries seek vacancies on the course for their defence officer every year. Many graduates of this College have risen to top position in their respective countries.
13. Duration of the Course. Duration of the Course is 45 weeks, sub divided into six tutorial periods each of five to nine weeks. There is a break of one week (mid term break) at the end of the third tutorial, generally during end December. The course normally commences in the fourth week of June and ends in the last week of April of the next year.
14. Synopsis of Curriculum. Training instructions are imparted in national security and strategy, all types of warfare in different terrains; special operations like airborne, heliborne, maritime and amphibious operations, defence management; leadership; Military intelligence and administration in war and peace. Lectures by eminent speakers on various issues of geo-politics, socio-politics, Indian economy, science and technology and International Relations are also included in the course curriculum. Approximately 50 per cent of the time is devoted to joint syllabus and the remaining 50 per cent to the respective Wing syllabus.
College Of Defence Management:
15. Vision. The college of Defence management is dedicated to being the nation’s leading centre of excellence, in developing management thought, to optimize the effectiveness of the Armed Forces.
16. Mission. To evolve the process of development of management thought, that leads to enlightened leadership, efficient resource management and effective decision making ability, to meet the challenges to national security.
(a) To promote application of modern management concepts and techniques in the services, through excellence in conduct of pragmatic training programmes.
(b) To develop expertise in matters related to human and material resources, jointmanship and management of inter-service organizations.
(c) To establish excellence in academic and advisory reputation, in the field of defence management.
(d) To provide defence management related research and consultancy support.
18. Courses. The following courses are conducted at CDM :-
(a) Higher Defence management Course (HDMC).
(b) Senior Defence management Course (SDMC).
(c) Defence Management Programme.
(d) Management Development Programmes (MDP).
19. Exchange Programmes. The Dte has been responsible for giving a wider exposure in the international arena to these tri services institutions, resulting in a number of student/faculty exchange programmes and participation in international competitions with similar academies. Exchange programmes have been undertaken with Australia, Thailand, Tajikistan, Italy, France, China, Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Tri Services Committee on Joint Training (TCJT):
20. The Dte is also coordinating the establishment of new Armed Forces Training Institutions (AFTI). The AFTI for Technical Training on the ALH started functioning at Air Force Station Hakimpet from Feb 06 onwards. The following AFTIs are in various stages of formation:-
(a) AFTI for Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC).
(b) AFTI for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
(c) AFTI for Helicopters.
(d) AFTI for Intelligence.
(e) AFTI for Law.
(f) AFTI for Music.
(g) AFTI for Physical Training (PT).
(h) AFTI for Provost.
DIRECTORATE OF AMPHIBIOUS & SPECIAL FORCES (AMPH & SF):
(a) Co-ordinate with Services HQ & formulate joint doctrine for Amph & SF.
(b) Coordinate with Services HQ and formulate training policy and coordinate training on the Special Forces Doctrine.
(c) Coordinate activities pertaining to training and doctrine for Amph and SF with all outside agencies.
(d) Establishment of Amphibious cell and carry out its functions.
(a) EXERCISE EMERALD MERCY 05UR
(i) Aim. To conduct a Combined Indo-UK operational level CPX based on a UN mandated Peace Support Operation (PSO) in order to enhance Indo-UK defence cooperation.
(ii) OBJECTIVES. The objectives of the Ex were :-
(aa) To form a Combined Joint Task Force HQ (CJTFHQ) led by a one star General.
(ab) Practice combined campaign planning and procedures within a PSO context.
(ac) Practice integration of Indian and UK forces and other Govt Deppt (OGDs).
(ad) Develop Indian and UK abilities to conduct a multinational operation.
(ae) Enhance bilateral relation between India and UK.
(iii) Time line
JOPC* I - 03-06 Mar 05
JOPC II - 07-10 Mar 05
Integration Trg - 11-12 Mar 05
Campaign Plg - 13-20 Mar 05
(* Joint Ops Planning Committee)
(b) EX SHANTI SENA 2006
(i) AIM. The aim of the exercise was to jointly plan and conduct an exercise based on a UN mandated Pease Support Operations with India as the Lead Nation.
(ii) OBJECTIVES. The objectives of the Ex were :-
(aa) Form Joint Task Force and Component Headquarters.
(ab) Practice joint planning and procedures.
(ac) Evolve an Indian model for appreciation and Op Orders for a Joint / Multinational operation.
(ad) Sensitise participants to likely situations arising in UNPSO.
(ae) Practice coordination with Ministry of Defence (MoD), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Non Government Organisation (NGOs) and UN agencies for UNPSO.
(af) Lay the foundation for conduct of a similar exercise with neighbouring countries of the Region.
(ag) Use local area network (LAN) / Wide Area Network (WAN) as a tool for planning, communication and decision process.
(ah) Use software aided Management Planning Techniques to evolve a decision matrix.
Arrival of participants - 03-05 May 06
JOPC - 06-07 May 06
Plg and Presentation - 08-11 May 06
Conduct - 12 May 06
Debrief - 13 May 06
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY (INDU):
1. The Directorate deals with the following functions: -
(a) Setting-up of INDU. To orchestrate activities leading to the establishment of INDU.
(b) Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT). To act as nodal agency with respect to management, education, research and administration of Service personnel at DIAT on behalf of Service HQ.
(c) Works Services. To look after all aspects of work services of Joint Organisations and Tri-Service Institutions placed under HQ IDS.
2. Background. In May 2001, the Government constituted a Task Force to review the Management of Defence. The Task Force observed that defence policy formulation is a constantly evolving exercise owing to the ever-changing nature and increased complexities of security threats and challenges. At present despite fairly large infrastructure of research centers and institutes, research activities are limited, they are poorly managed, funded and structured; and they are not oriented to public policy. The Task Force therefore recommended establishing a National Defence University (NDU) to carryout research and education. The recommendations of the Task Force were examined by the Group of Ministers (GoM) which endorsed that the setting up of a NDU be considered.
3. Report of Committee on National Defence University. Based on the above decision, Government by its order setup a committee under Shri K Subrahmanyam to examine the establishment of a NDU in India. The Committee carried out in-depth analysis of India’s future security requirements, gaps in the present security policy-making system & the system of training in the Services. The committee recommended basic structure of Indian National Defence University (INDU) and modalities for its functioning.
4. INDU Vision. The INDU will be guided by the following vision: -
(a) Must be and perceived to be a centre of excellence and innovation for policy oriented research and teaching on national strategic issues.
(b) A multi-disciplinary organization with information age security leaders as its alumni.
(c) Aspects of joint services and civil departmental operations along with resource management, acquisition, information and technology strategies being the focus of enquiry and learning leading to conceptualizations and assessments of grand strategy. Grand Strategy is the plan by which all elements of the nation’s power are used in support of its security objectives.
(d) An educational system where national security managers in the Services and outside the Services understand each other’s objectives and compulsions and establish personal relationships.
(e) The accent of university to be marked by commitment to open and free enquiry and scholarly debate. In return for freedom and autonomy, the university will dedicate itself to systematic, rigorous and critical enquiry.
(f) To serve as a think tank contributing to policy formulation and debates on security and strategy.
5. INDU Organizational Tree. The organizational tree of INDU is given below : -
6. INDU Organizational Features. INDU shall consist of the following : -
(a) National Defence College (NDC). The mission of National Defence College is to prepare the senior leadership of the Services, Foreign Service and Civil Services and Agencies for high level policy and planning assignments and decision making in the field of national security.
(b) College of National Security Policy (CNSP). The mission of the college is to prepare future leaders of the Services, Foreign Service and Civil Services and Agencies for high-level policy, command and staff responsibilities regarding national security through education in national security strategy.
(c) Institute of Defence Management (IDM). The institute has a dual mission. At one level it is to develop management thought with a focus on optimizing the effectiveness of the Services. At the higher level, it is designed to prepare future leaders of Services, Foreign Service and Civil Services and Agencies for command and staff responsibilities. This is to be achieved through education in the resource component of national power with special emphasis on material acquisition and joint logistics and their integration into national security strategy in peace and war.
(d) Institute for Advanced Technology Studies (IATS). It will conduct suitable advanced training, education and research programmes on developments in science and technology. These programmes will enable different levels of the civilian and military leadership to determine future policies in science and technology with respect to national security objectives.
(e) National Institute of Strategic Studies(NISS). This institute will deal with policy research and analysis on issues of strategic importance, for which it will have various centres. At the same time it will provide war gaming and simulation facilities to the MoD, COSC, Service HQ & Commands.
(f) Corporate Fellows Programme. The mission is to second Major General and equivalent to work at board level in the corporate sector to obtain an insight into the working of the corporate sector. The programme is expected to generate ideas for application within the MoD and the Services as also for the corporate sector to better appreciate the needs and ethos of the MoD and Services as customers or potential customers.
(g) Department of Distance Learning. The mission is to bring distance learning within reach of those Service personnel who wish to pursue the higher education goals of INDU but are unable to do so owing to the exigencies of service. As this does not have an immediate bearing on national security policy formation, it may be deferred until all other programmes are fully active.
(h) National Defence Academy (NDA) & Defence Services Staff College (DSSC). No change to the existing organization or curriculum. These institutions shall be affiliated to INDU for award of degrees.
7. Management System :
(a) INDU will come under the functional and administrative control of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC).
(b) INDU President will be a Three Star (Vice Chief Equivalent) officer with tenure of two years.
(c) Vice President will be from the Civil Services of the Rank of Additional Secretary with a tenure of two years.
(d) Board of Advisers (BOA) will advise the President INDU. BOA would comprise 15 members. 30% of BOA members would be serving Armed Forces Officers. Remaining 70% members would be from Civil Services (in service), retired civil and Armed Forces officers with record of association with National Security, academicians, scientists and specialists from corporate world.
(e) Board of Studies comprising eight members, including Dean and professors of the colleges and will advise Commandant/Director on matters relating to Academic and Research matters.
8. Participants. The total number of participants in the courses being conducted at INDU at any given time would be 230, of which 160 will belong to the armed forces and 70 to the civil services and para military forces. These figure exclude participants for the existing courses i.e LDMC at IDM and the NDC and also the existing courses at the DSSC, NDA and the NDC. The details of participants will be as under: -
(c) Majs/Lt Col/Eqvt
9. Faculty. The faculty would consist of serving/retired officers from the Armed Forces, Civil Services and the academic community. The total additional strength of the faculty for all colleges under INDU would be 135. The faculty will consist of 70 Armed Forces Officers and 65 Civilian Officers. They would constitute a mix of core (permanent), contractual and visiting faculty as follows: -
(a) The core permanent faculty comprising 25% of civilian personnel (12.5% of total faculty) would provide academic leadership and continuity.
(b) Another 50% of civil faculty (25% of total faculty) would be on contract for upto five years at a time.
(c) The remainder 25% of civilian faculty would be visiting faculty, with employment ranging from one lecture to up to two years.
(d) Proposed rank and appointment details of faculty are given below: -
Note : (a) Figures in brackets indicate visiting faculty.
(b) In addition INDU President office will comprise of ten members of adm faculty.
10. Activites Underway. The following activities are underway at the Directorate of INDU: -
(a) Processing of CCS paper.
(b) Formulation of Act of Parliament for setting up of INDU.
(c) Preparation of detailed project report.
(d) Identification and allotment of land.
(e) Plan for selection and development of faculty.
11. Brief History. Institute of Armament Studies (IAS), was set up in the year 1952 under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The Institute, as an interim measure, was located within the campus of the College of Military Engineering, Pune. Training commenced in October 1953 with Technical Staff Course for Army Officers. Since then the scope of training at the Institute has been progressively enlarged. On 30 January 1964, a revised Charter of the Institute came into force and its name was changed to Institute of Armament Technology (IAT). In 1967, the Institute moved to its present location at Girinagar (South of Khadakwasla). The Institute is now called Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) and is recognized as a ‘Deemed University’ with autonomous status wef Apr 2006.
12. Charter of Duties:
(a) To impart higher education and training various fields of science and technology having a bearing on defence requirements in general and weapon systems in particular for the officers of the Ministry of Defence, Public Sector and Industrial undertakings.
(b) To carry out research, design and development activities with a view to maintain adequate academic standards required for (a) above.
(c) To maintain active interaction and liaison with Universities and other Civil and Defence Teaching Institutes in the country and abroad for to-and-fro-flow of scientific knowledge and exchange of teaching and scientific personnel and to promote and disseminate knowledge on science and technology of interest to Defence and all concerned.
(d) To maintain a close liaison with the Service & DRDO HQs regarding the courses sponsored by them or interest to them.
13. Teaching Faculty. A total of 120 faculty members will constitute the teaching faculty, out of which 60 will be the core faculty, 30 from Services and the balance 30 on deputation from Services, academic institutions, R&D and Industry.
14. Departments of DIAT:
(a) Army Wing.
(b) Naval Wing.
(c) Air Force Wing.
(d) Aerospace Engineering.
(e) Armament Engineering.
(f) Mechanical Engineering.
(g) Electronics Engineering.
(h) Computer Engineering.
(j) Explosives and Applied Chemistry
(k) Applied Mathematics.
(l) Applied Physics
(m) Material Science
15. Academic Programs. The following courses are conducted at DIAT:-
(a) Post Graduate(PG) Courses:
(i) Military Vehicle Technology
(ii) Advance Weapon Technology Course
(iii) Advance Marine Engineering
(iv) Advance Naval Weapon System Engineering
(v) Advance Air Armament Staff
(vi) Special Weapons
(vii) Modeling and Simulation
(viii) Laser and Electro-Optic
(ix) Torpedo Technology
(x) High Energy Materials
(xi) Gas Turbine Technology
(b) Tech Staff Officers Course (TSOC). The following courses are conducted for Army, Navy and Air Force Officers :-
(i) Technical Staff Officers Course (Army) (Tech)
(ii) Technical Staff Officers Course (Army) (Tech & Non tech)
(iii) Naval Technical Staff Course (NTSC ).
(iv) Technical Staff Officers Course (Air Force)
(c) Courses on Specialised Technologies:
(i) Tank Technology
(ii) Marine Propulsion Controls Technology
(iii) Air Crew Ejection Systems
(iv) High Energy Material Systems
(v) Aeronautical Quality Assurance
(vi) Armoured Vehicle Technology
(vii) Ordnance Factory Services
(d) Short Courses:
(i) Ballistic Computation
(ii) Micro Controller Design and Applications
(iii) Advancement in Armament
(iv) Control and Automation System
(v) Smart Polymers and Composites
(vi) Dynamic Web Programming
(vii) Laser Technology
(viii) Fundamental of Metallurgy
(ix) MATLAB Programming
(xi) Mathematical Techniques
(e) Post Induction Training. For newly inducted DRDO scientists.
16. R&D Activities. Thrust areas of research are :-
(a) Liquid and Solid Propellants for Ram Rocket Propulsion.
(b) Projectile Dynamics, Flight Dynamics, Aerodynamics.
(c) Concept Development in Armament and Applications in Weapons.
(d) Missile Control and Guidance.
(e) Engineering Analysis including Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Method (FEM) etc.
(f) Lasers and Electro-optics.
(g) Piezo-ceramic Materials, Sensors and Actuators.
(h) Electronics and Embedded Systems.
17. Issues being handled by Directorate of INDU. The major issues pertaining to DIAT dealt by the Directorate are as follows: -
(a) Representation of Services on Councils/Committees of the Institute has been formalized.
(b) Award of Post Graduate degree to TSOC is under process by DIAT.
(c) New Statutes/Rules & Regulations/SOPs of the institute have been drafted.
(d) Project for construction of additional married accommodation has been sanctioned. Up-gradation of existing accommodation is under process.
18. The issues dealt by the Directorate are as follows : -
(a) Financial ceiling for Tri Services Organisations obtained from three wings of MoD for the first time in year 2005-06. Processing of ceilings and listing for year 2006-07 is underway.
(b) Procedure for processing Works for Tri Services Organisations is being finalized.
DIRECTORATE OF LAND-AIR:
(a) Coord with services HQ and formulate Land-Air Doctrine.
(b) Coord with services HQ and formulate training policy and training on Land-Air doctrine.
(c) Coord activities pertaining to training and land/air op with all outside agencies.
2. Activities. The directorate is in process of drafting the Air-Land Doctrine. The process involves interaction with service HQ, War Collages of the two services, think tanks and other relevant service and civil agencies. It also entails study and analysis of contemporary military doctrines of other countries.
DIRECTORATE OF REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS (RMA):
(a) To suggest ways to synergize the strengths of the three services in the fields of Information Warfare (IW), Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR), C4I2 (Command. Control, Communication, Computers, intelligence & Information), Space and Precision Force so as to revolutionize the nature and conduct of Military operations.
(b) To dovetail RMA in the Joint War Fighting Doctrine so as to optimize the combined potential of the three services.
(c) To integrate the RMA technology requirements of the three services and prepare an Action Plan for induction of technologies in areas of IW, ISR, C4I2, Space and Precision Weapons.
(d) To recommend ways to re-structure and re-organize the three services so as to implement new means of War Fighting by enhancing Information Superiority, Battlefield Transparency and Precision Fire Power, along with improved mobility and logistics and better Command and Control.
2. The inter services Core Group on RMA and Joint War Fighting Doctrine (JWFD), which was constituted keeping in the mind the requirements of information Warfare (IW) completed its tasks of preparing a Joint IW Doctrine. However, it was perceived that RMA covers a larger canvas then just IW and also included C4I2, Space and Precision Force. To synergise combat capabilities of the Services, optimizing high technology advantages and employing appropriate operational concepts related to these fields, additional sub group were constituted. These are as follows :-
(a) IW&IT Working Sub Group.
(b) C4I2 Working Sub Group.
(c) Space Working Sub Group.
(d) Precision Weapon Working Sub Group.
(e) Asymmetric Warfare Working Sub Group.
(f) Joint Organisations Working Sub Group.
3. Activities. Directorate of RMA is functioning as the Secretary to the RMA Core Group. The various Sub Groups are examining service action plans concerning IW, ISR, C4I2, Precision Weapons, Space and Joint Organisations. They are also identifying equipment / Platforms / Softwares / Technologies that warrant Joint procedures. Leaders of these working sub groups meet once in a month with reps from three services to undertake the function as mentioned above. The Directorate is playing the lead role in coordinating activities to ensure that RMA is suitably dovetailed in to armed forces in consonance with the Joint Military doctrines.
JOINT TRAINING COMMITTEE (JTC):
(a) Advise on matters of common interest in the training (including technical) of the three services and control of joint training institutions.
(b) Allocation of Foreign courses & Training events of Joint nature up to Maj Gen and equivalents and process financial cases with MoD and ensure uniformity in allowances.
(c) Offer of vacancies to Foreign countries in Joint institutions in consultation with services / MoD /MEA.
(d) Carry out annual Technical Inspections of Tri Service Institutions.
2. Activities. JTC allots courses to the Services based on COSC directions. The courses are allotted on ‘Quota and queue basis’. The premier courses are allotted for Army, Navy and Air force in the ratio of 2:1:1 and non-premier courses in the ratio of 4:1:1. The allocation is strictly based on roster for this purpose.
(a) The JTC function as a ‘Single window’ in respect of foreign courses / workshops / seminars for all three services. This has resulted in channelising and streamlining of the deputation procedure.
(b) JTC is steadily increasing defence cooperation through military training with number of foreign countries. Consequently more officers are getting an opportunity to attend training events abroad. This not only widens the horizon of the officers but also gives them an experience, which ultimately benefits the organisation.
(c) US conducts courses under International Military Education Training (IMET) Programme for certain countries. In 2005-06 it has increase to $ 1.5 M. this has enabled greater number of officers to undergo courses / workshops / seminars in foreign countries.
(d) Earlier there was lot of variance in award of DA to the three services during their visit abroad. Now deputation files are processed centrally by JTC leading to uniformity in award of DA. The removal of sliding scale of DA for long courses since Aug 04 has improved the state financially, however, efforts are on to restore 100% DA particularly for aided courses. The travel of NDA cadets has been upgraded from 2nd class to AC-II/III Tiers.
(e) JTC has facilitates Tri-Service Training Institutes in sending delegation to foreign countries. Recently delegations from DSSC had gone to Singapore, China and Sri Lanka. NDA had also sent cadets to Italy, Australia and China. CDM had recently visited management institutes of France. The Technical Inspection of Tri- Service Institutes is carried out by JTC.
(f) Number of courses / workshop / seminar are applicable to both MoD civilians service officers. By continuous dialogue and proactive interaction, maximum vacancies are being utilised by Services officers and minimum number is given to MoD civilians. The Counter Terrorism courses in particular, are attended mostly by Armed Forces Officers.
Foreign Delegations / Visits. TRADOC Division has coordinated the following Foreign delegations / visits :-
|Doctrine :||China, Malaysia. Oman, Jordan, Japan and Australia.|
|TSI :||Australia, Thailand, Tajikistan, Italy, France, China, Sri Lanka and Singapore.|
|Amph & SF :||
Myanmar, Saudi Command & Staff College, Thai NDC and PLA University of and
Technology. DACIDS (Amph & SF) has visited London to take part in Final Planning Conference for Exercise Emerald Mercury in Feb 05 and Dir (Amph & SF) has visited Australia in May 06.
|INDU :||Cdr Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) Defence Colleges and Cdr-in-Chief Royal|
|Cambodian Armed Forces. DACIDS (INDU) has visited institutions of higher military education in Russia.|
|Land & Air :||Israeli National Defence College.|
|RMA :||Japanese Staff College.|