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      Ministry of Defence and its Departments
            The principal task of the Ministry is to frame policy directions on defence and security
      related matters and communicate them for implementation to the services headquarters, inter-
      service organisations, production establishments and research and development organisations. It
      is required to ensure effective implementation of the government’s policy directions and the
      execution of approved programmes within the allocated resources. The principal functions of the
      Departments include: dealing with the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) and three Services and
      various Inter Service Organisations. It is also responsible for the Defence Budget, establishment
      matters, defence policy, matters relating to Parliament, defence co-operation with foreign
      countries and co-ordination of all defence related activities.; the Department of Defence
      Production deals with matters pertaining to defence production, indigenisation of imported
      stores, equipment and spares, planning and control of departmental production units of the
      ordnance factory board and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs).; the Department of
      Defence Research and Development advises the government on scientific aspects of military
      equipment and logistics and the formulation of research, design and development plans for
      equipment required by the Services.; and the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare deals with
      all resettlement, welfare and pensionary matters of Ex-Servicemen.
      Relevant Websites:
            www.mod.gov.in
            www.ddp.mod.gov.in
            www.desw.gov.in
            www.mod.gov.in/dod
            www.drdo.gov.in
      Army
            Global and regional geo-political and geo-strategic issues affect and shape India’s security
      environment. The Indian Army plays a pivotal role in the nation’s security construct. External
      threats to India primarily emanate from the territorial disputes and contested borders with two
      neighbours. The Indian Army remains resiliently committed in braving the harsh terrain and
      weather on a daily basis along the national frontiers, to protect the territorial integrity of the
      nation. Manifestation of sub conventional conflicts is being witnessed in the form of proxy war
      and insurgency. The Indian Army is at the forefront in combating the internal security challenges
      in conjunction with other security agencies. The Indian Army is also exploiting its core
      competencies in training the CAPFs and state police forces towards enhancing their operational
      employment in combating Left Wing Extremism.
            The transportation, logistic and medical infrastructure required for the Army’s pan-Indian
      operational deployment, especially in the remote and border areas, accrue benefits for the local
      population for humanirarian assistance and disaster relief. The Indian Army also contributes to
      sand dunes, soil and water conservation. In addition, the Indian Army Training Teams in 10
      countries across the world continue to play an important role in training and building the armies
      of these countries.