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


01 Oct 08 - 31 Dec 10
Air Marshal
Suresh Chandra Mukul
12930 F(P)
CIDS
New Delhi

01 Jul 14 - 29 Feb 16
Air Marshal
Pochana Prasad Reddy
15008 F(P)
CIDS
New Delhi

01 Oct 21 -
Air Marshal
Balabhadra Radha Krishna
17326 F(P)
CIDS
New Delhi

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