India Post has Issued a commemorative postage stamp on The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) on 30th December 2015.The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) is a non-partisan, autonomous body dedicated to objective research and policy relevant studies on all aspects of defence and security. Its mission is to promote national and international security through the generation and dissemination of knowledge on defence and security-related issues. IDSA was established as a registered society in New Delhi on November 11, 1965.
Its mission was to provide objective assessments of issues relating to national and international security. The initiative for setting up the Institute came from then Defence Minister Shri Yeshwantrao Chavan, who was one of the Institute’s founding members. Over the last forty-plus years, IDSA has played a crucial role in shaping India’s foreign and security policies, including with respect to nuclear weapons, military expenditure, and conventional and non-conventional threats to India.