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IAF signs MoU with IDSR for Academic Collaboration

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IAF Academic Collaboration with IDSR, Gujarat University MoU SignedIndian Air Force (IAF) and Institute of Defence Studies and Research (IDSR), Autonomous Institution of Gujarat University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable IAF officers to enroll for higher studies in the IDSR Institute. The MoU has been signed as part of IAF’s Project Akashdeep.

i.The virtual event was chaired by Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel, Air Marshal RJ Duckworth VSM.

ii.The MoU was signed by Air Vice Marshal Rajeev Sharma, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Education) on behalf of IAF & Anju Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary (Higher & Technical Education) to Government of Gujarat & Chairperson of IDSR on behalf of IDSR Institute.

iii.Officers will be able to undertake Doctoral Research, Post-Graduate Programme & Post Graduate Diploma in the areas of Defence Studies, Defence Management, National Security, Aerospace & Aviation Science and other areas of Defence Technology.

iv.The Partnership will help the officers to develop strategic knowledge & intellectual skills, which will contribute towards formulation of strategic plan and policies in the advent of hybrid Military Operations.

Akashdeep Program:

i.It is a program for Airmen in IAF.

ii.It was launched to recognize the Basic & In-service training which are imparted to Airmen & Non-Combatants Enrolled (NCs (E)) of IAF for award of civil qualifications.

iii.Till date, IAF has signed MoUs institutes like Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Jamia Millia Islamia University (Delhi).

Recent Related News:

i.On 7th December 2020, the IAF signed a MoU with CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand for the research and development in the field of material science and engineering.

About Institute of Defence Studies and Research (IDSR), Gujarat:
Director – Dr Shiva Prasad
Situated at Ahmedabad, Gujarat

About Indian Air Force:
Chief of the Air Staff – Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
Headquarters – New Delhi