|Motto|| Sanskrit: Yuddham Pragya |
English: To War with Wisdom
|Type||Inter-service institution of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India|
|Established||1905 as the Army Staff College in Deolali|
|Commandant||Lt. Gen. YVK Mohan, AVSM, SM, VSM|
|Students||Personnel of Indian Armed Forces|
The Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) is an inter-service institution of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Indian armed forces. The President of India is the ceremonial commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the country. The Ministry of Defence provides policy framework and resources to the armed forces to discharge their responsibility in the context of the defence of the country. The Indian Armed Forces and Indian Coast Guard under the Ministry of Defences are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of the nation.
It trains officers of the all three Indian Armed Forces which are the (Navy, Army, Air Force) and officers from friendly foreign countries for command and staff appointments.
The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India. It consists of three professional uniformed services: the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Additionally, the Indian Armed Forces are supported by the Indian Coast Guard and paramilitary organisations and various inter-service commands and institutions such as the Strategic Forces Command, the Andaman and Nicobar Command and the Integrated Defence Staff. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Armed Forces are under the management of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Government of India. With strength of over 1.4 million active personnel, it is the world's second-largest military force and has the world's largest volunteer army. According to Credit Suisse, the Indian Armed Forces are the world's fifth-most powerful military. It has also the fourth-largest defence budget in the world.
A navy or sea force is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions. It includes anything conducted by surface ships, amphibious ships, submarines, and seaborne aviation, as well as ancillary support, communications, training, and other fields. The strategic offensive role of a navy is projection of force into areas beyond a country's shores. The strategic defensive purpose of a navy is to frustrate seaborne projection-of-force by enemies. The strategic task of the navy also may incorporate nuclear deterrence by use of submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Naval operations can be broadly divided between riverine and littoral applications, open-ocean applications, and something in between, although these distinctions are more about strategic scope than tactical or operational division.
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One of the oldest military institutions in India, it was founded in 1905 as the Army Staff college in Deolali (near Nashik), and then re-located to Quetta (now Pakistan). After the partition of India and Pakistan, the Indian operations relocated to its present home in Wellington Cantonment in The Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, India.
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