Integrated Defence Staff

Date Raised : 2001-10-01 Location : New Delhi
To ensure a high degree of synergy between the Armed forces, the Government has set up the Integrated Defence Staff, headed by the Chief of Integrated Staff as the Chairman. It was created on 1 October 2001 based on the recommendations of the Group of Ministers which was set up in 2000 (post-Kargil) to review India's defence management It acts as the point organisation for integration of policy, doctrine, war fighting and procurement by employing best management practices.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Oct 08 to 31 Dec 10Air Marshal Suresh Chandra Mukul12930 F(P)CIDSNew Delhi
01 Jul 14 to 29 Feb 16Air Marshal Pochana Prasad Reddy15008 F(P)CIDSNew Delhi
01 Oct 21 to 31 Mar 23Air Marshal Balabhadra Radha Krishna17326 F(P)CIDSNew Delhi

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