Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Elected IDSA President
India Strategic|August 2019

New Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has urged the strategic community to help strengthen the country’s security environment by research with a scientific temper.

Addressing the annual general meeting of the Institute for Defence and Strategic Analyses (IDSA) August 8, he lauded the half a century old Institute for providing significant inputs to the Government as required periodically, stressing that its contributions were particularly important in the current scenario of challenges that India faced from some in its neighbourhood despite the Prime Minister’s initiatives for good relations with them.

IDSA was set up as a Think Tank on November 11, 1965, by the Ministry of Defence, which provides it bulk of the funding. It is governed by an Executive Council (EC) drawn from eminent personalities in the Civil and Military Services, Academia and Media. The Defence Minister is the EC President, and appropriately, he was elected to that position by the AGM.

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