New Delhi. 01 October 2018. On the 18th Raising Day of HQ Integrated Defence Staff (IDS), Chief of IDS Lt Gen Satish Dua laid wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate to pay homage to the martyrs. Senior officers of the Army, Navy and the Air Force of the IDS were also present during the ceremony.

HQ IDS was raised on October 01, 2001 and during 17 years, this ‘Tri-Service Entity’ with an overarching aim of ‘Victory Through Jointness’ has led in the conduct of Disaster Relief Operations, Tri­Service Exercises, both within the Services and outside with the friendly foreign countries, training leaders of the Tri-Service Institutes and strengthening of the intelligence gathering structure of the nation. In the forefront, the IDS is spearheading  realization  of Defence  Cyber  Agency, Defence  Space  Agency  and  Special  Operations  Division  for  the  three Services.

On this day, the HQ also conducted a number of events for the troops and the families of IDS. Conveying his compliments on the occasion, Lt Gen Dua exhorted all ranks of the ‘Purple Fraternity’, colour of jointmanship of the three Services, to continue to strive in keeping with the highest ideals of the Armed Forces and wished them for a great future ahead.