Indian Air Force and Institute of Defence Studies and Research – IDSR- an autonomous Institution of Gujarat University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This will enable the Officers of IAF to undertake Doctoral Research, Post-Graduate Programme and Post Graduate Diploma. These courses will cover various areas of interest that include Defence studies, Defence Management, National Security, Aerospace & Aviation Science and other areas of Defence Technology.
The event was chaired by Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel, Air Marshal R.J. Duckworth in virtual mode. The MoU was signed by Air Vice Marshal Rajeev Sharma- Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Education) and Ms. Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary of Higher & Technical Education of Gujarat Government and Chairperson- IDSR. Professor Himanshu Pandya, Vice Chancellor of Gujarat University and Director-General IDSR was also present on the occasion.
AIR correspondent reports that Indian Air Force has entered into such partnership with various prestigious Academia to promote research by Officers and create a pool of think tanks with strategic knowledge and intellectual skills under the project Akashdeep. The expertise of these officers would contribute towards formulation of sound strategic plan and policies in the advent of hybrid Military Operations.