New Delhi : Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS) celebrated its 21st Raising Day on October 01, 2021. Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (Air Marshal BR Krishna) extended felicitations to all members of the Tri-Service fraternity and their families.
The HQ IDS was raised on October 01, 2001 as a Tri-Service entity with the overarching motto of ‘Victory through Jointness’. Tasked to promote jointness among the Defence Services and ensure better coordination with Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other Departments & Ministries, the HQ IDS has over the past two decades, led the efforts of the Defence Services in promoting key national endeavours like consolidating Defence Intelligence, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Military Diplomacy, construction of National War Memorial, operationalisation of Defence Space Agency, Defence Cyber Agency and Armed Forces Special Operations Division as Joint Organisations, to name a few.
The creation of the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) and institution of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) are transformative reforms that have given the much-needed heft and impetus to modernisation and transformation of Defence Services and their integration in the higher defence organisation of the Nation. The HQ IDS reaffirms its commitment to Integration, Modernisation and Transformation of Defence Services.