Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

NSA-headed committee for higher defence management


Mains Paper 2: Polity | Statutory, regulatory & various quasi-judicial bodies.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Defence Planning Committee (DPC)

Mains level: Developments in defence sector management & their possible effects

Improving higher defence management

  1. The government has constituted a new committee headed by the National Security Advisor to improve higher defence management
  2. The Defence Planning Committee (DPC) headed by NSA will prepare a draft national security strategy, develop a capability development plan, work on defence diplomacy issues and improving defence manufacturing in India

Composition of DPC

  1. The DPC will have the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, three service chiefs, secretaries of the ministries of defence, expenditure and foreign affairs as its members
  2. The Chief of Integrated Staff in the MoD will be the member secretary of DPC
  3. The DPC will submit its reports to the Defence Minister
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