The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses is a non-partisan, autonomous body dedicated to objective research and policy relevant studies on all aspects of defence and security. To achieve its goals, the Institute undertakes:
a) Scholarly research;
b) Policy-oriented research;
c) Dissemination of research findings;
d) Training and capacity building; and
e) Public education.
To promote national and international security through the generation and dissemination of knowledge on defence and security-related issues.
The Institute shall uphold the following core values as its guiding principles:
The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses will be a world class think tank in the sphere of defence and security studies, most sought-after in India and among the most respected in the world.
We shall be recognized worldwide for the quality and impact of our research and analytical studies. Our scholars will produce research of the highest quality and render the best possible policy advice on security challenges facing the country. We will set the standard for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, insights, information and policy options for the nation’s defence and international security. Our team of scholars and staff will be among the best in the nation and be recognized as the country’s foremost experts in their area of work.
In order to achieve its overarching goal, the Institute will develop the following distinctive attributes:-
As Centre of Excellence IDSA shall be:
As a Knowledge-driven think tank, the Institute shall:
The Institute shall strive to make a difference by: