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SOURCE: AFI

A delegation of future leaders from India’s College of Defence Management (CDM_IDS) embarked on a strategic learning experience, visiting key institutions in the United States as part of an ongoing International Strategic Management Tour. This tour provided them with valuable insights into American defense strategy and fostered stronger ties between the two nations.

The Indian officers received a comprehensive briefing from the Foreign Cooperation Division at the Pentagon, gaining firsthand knowledge of US defense cooperation initiatives and international partnerships. Their visit also included a somber tribute at the Hall of Fame of the 9/11 Memorial, honoring the victims of the attacks and underscoring the shared commitment to global security.

Engaging discussions took place at the Eisenhower School for National Security & Resource Strategy, where the delegation delved into critical aspects of national security and net assessment. These discussions equipped them with a deeper understanding of strategic planning, resource allocation, and risk management within the US defense framework.

This educational tour served as a valuable platform for strengthening the growing defense cooperation between India and the United States. By fostering knowledge exchange and mutual understanding, such initiatives pave the way for enhanced collaboration on shared security concerns and regional stability.

The exposure gained by the CDM_IDS delegation will undoubtedly contribute to shaping the future leadership of the Indian Armed Forces. Equipped with a broader perspective on global defense strategies and strengthened international partnerships, these officers are poised to play a crucial role in safeguarding India’s national security interests.