India’s Defence Planning Committee (DPC), directed by national security adviser Ajit Doval, is required to submit the National Security Strategy (NSS)
the country’s military rule, to the government in October, concentrating on future war fronts, the terms (if any) of naval expeditionary-forces, and the step of comprehensive national power.
The much-awaited report has been mostly complete, and some finishing touches are being put to it before its resignation next month,
national security adviser Ajit Doval, Three senior officials implicated in the exercise said on condition of anonymity. The unknown part of the report will be made public after the Narendra Modi government or the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) allows the original document defining the Indian military posture.
The DPC was established in April 2018, but the story was held up pending the release of a new profession of the chief of defence staff (CDS), the single point military authority to the government. The decision of the creation of the post was made by PM Modi from the walls of the RedFort on Independence day last month. The 1st Indian CDS is required to be current Army chief General Bipin Rawat with the security of 2-more years.
While the security ministry is tight-lipped about the report, the plan NSS is expected to define India’s place on no first use (of nuclear weapons)
In the current circumstances as well as other red lines that could lead to necessary escalation.The report required to define the military threat to India in terms of a reasonable number of fronts. For instance, the Indian military today is preparing itself to face threats together on 2-fronts, north and the west, in a worst-case scenario. It is this sense that will be used by the security ministry to decide the number of resources to be put in immediate stock. As of now, India is prepared with resources inventory for a 10-day intensive war.
The NSS report will also spell out the Indian naval posture in the coming years, including the necessity for an expeditionary-force.
The Doval committee will also say whether the Indian Navy wants more aircraft vehicles worth billions of dollars
or improvement of air bases in any of the 611 bars under India in the Arabian Sea,
The Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea to experiment deep crossed the Indian Ocean or the Persian Gulf, even the South China Sea. For situation, the tri-service Andaman and Nicobar Islands Command could easily project Indian might into the South China Sea.
With the existing airbases being updated and naval bases being provided with jetties to handle more great warships. The A & N Command sits on the mouth of Malacca Straits with Banda Aceh in Indonesia a mere 163km away as the duck flies from Campbell Bay in Nicobar.
Although the Indian Navy has been calling itself an expeditionary force in the new millennium on paper,
the NSS will define where there is any need to keep ~20,000 crore carriers without any distant enemy shortly.
With the CDS expected to take over all tri-service structures including Special Operations,
Cyber and Space Commands, the NSS will also explain the role of stand-off and anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons in future wars, keeping in mind the Indian doctrinal posture.