EdCIL to prepare blue-print of Defence Uty
New Delhi, May 21, 2012: Following the "in-principle" approval to set up Indian National Defence University (INDU) in Haryana, the government has appointed a consultant for preparation of Detailed Project Report, Layout Plan and Draft Act for the purpose, the government told Lok Sabha today.
In a written reply to the House, Defence Minister A K Antony said, "The Union Cabinet, in its meeting held on May 13 2010, has accorded 'in-principle' approval to setting up the INDU at Binola in District Gurgaon, Haryana." The Haryana government has also issued the notification for the acquisition of land for the purpose, he said. "Educational Consultants of India Limited, (EdCIL) a Public Sector Enterprise under the HRD Ministry has been appointed as consultant for the preparation of Detailed Project Report, Layout Plan and Draft Act and Statutes for setting up the university," the Minister said.
On the cost of setting the University, Antony said, "An estimated expenditure of Rs 295 crore - at the rates of year 2010 - for setting up the university and Rs 162 crore - at current rates - for the acquisition of land is likely to be incurred." On the timeline for establishment of the University, he said, "It is projected that the establishment of INDU and its constituents will be spread over seven years."
The University will conduct courses on subjects such as strategic studies, war gaming and simulation, neighbourhood studies, counter insurgency and counter terrorism, Chinese studies, evaluation of strategic thought. It will also undertake course on international security issues, maritime security studies, Eurasian studies, South East Asian studies, material acquisition, joint logistics, national security strategy in peace and war, Antony told the House.