11 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
Prelims and Mains focus: about the DMA: composition and ambit; about territorial army
News: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the rules of business for the newly created Department of Military Affairs (DMA), headed by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), defence sources said on Friday.
About DMA and its composition
Ambit of DMA
Mandate of DMA
The DMA’s mandate includes promoting jointness in procurement, training and staffing for the Services; facilitating a restructuring of the military commands for optimal utilisation of resources by bringing about jointness in operations, including through establishment of joint/theatre commands, and promoting the use of indigenous equipment.
Source: The Hindu
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