Question: On November 14th, 2017, for the first time in the history of the Armed Forces that such a (keystone document) has been released by Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee & Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral in the presence of other two Service Chiefs. Who is the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC)?
(a) Lt Gen Satish Dua
(b) Birender Singh Dhanoa
(c) Bipin Rawat
(d) Sunil Lanba
- On November 14th, 2017, ‘Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces – 2017’ was released.
- It is for the first time in the history of the Armed Forces that such a keystone document has been promulgated.
- The aim of the Doctrine is to promote ‘Synergy’ and ‘Integration’ amongst the three Services and other stake-holders leading to an enhanced efficiency and optimum utilisation of resources.
- Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee Lt Gen Satish Dua & Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba released this doctrine in the presence of Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa.
- The document has been prepared in a ‘collegiate manner’ involving all the three Service Headquarters and flowing from its mother and capstone Doctrine namely, Joint Doctrine Indian Armed Forces -2017 released in April last.
- This key stone Doctrine will basically serve as a ‘foundation’ and ‘knowledge base’ from which specific Directives and Strategies will be issued to consolidate proven concepts, structures, mechanisms, capacities, capabilities, etc, from time to time.
- The Doctrine brings out our approach to joint training at macro-level, Fundamentals, Objectives, Joint Structures, and Planning, Organisation amongst other aspects in existence and in use in the Armed Forces which have matured over 15 years of the existence of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS).
- The recently concluded INDRA – 2017 and three Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Exercises held every year are some shining examples towards this end.