Cabinet approves plan to set up of the Indian National Defence University

May 13th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today has accorded “in-principle” approval for setting up of Indian National Defence University (INDU).

A Cabinet release said that INDU would be a fully autonomous institution to be constituted under an Act of Parliament at an estimated cost of Rs.295 crore (at current price level).

The Cabinet also accorded approval for the acquisition of 200 acres of land at Binola in District Gurgaon, Haryana for the proposed site of INDU at an estimated cost of Rs.100 crore (at current rates).

INDU will undertake long term defence and strategic studies and create synergy between the academic community and Government functionaries. It will promote policy oriented research on all aspect relating to national security as an input to strategic national policy making. It will encourage awareness of national security issues by reaching out to scholars and an audience beyond the official machinery.

INDU will also educate national security leaders on aspects of national security strategy, national military strategy, national information strategy and national technology strategy through teaching and research. (ANI)

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