Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC
Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Naval Staff
released a revised version of Joint Doctrine Indian Armed Forces - 2017 in
the presence of Chief of the Army Staff, Chief of the Air Staff and Chief
of the Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman COSC on 25 April 2017.
“Jointness and Integration” in the Armed
Forces is the order of the day like any other facet of life and therefore
release of this Doctrine could not have come at a more opportune time,
according to the Indian Navy release.
The Joint Doctrine Indian Armed Forces
will serve as a cornerstone document for application of Military Power in a
synergized manner leading to enhanced efficiency, optimum utilization of
resources and financial savings. It will also establish a broad framework of
concepts and principles to understand our approach to Joint Planning and
conduct of operations across all the domains of conflict i.e. land, air, sea,
space and cyber-space. In addition, the Doctrine will also serve as a reference
document for all the three Services to plan integrated operations.