National Defence University bill put online for public comment

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New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) A bill for setting up a National Defence University has been put online by the government for public consultation for six weeks.

An official statement on Friday said the draft Indian National University Bill, 2015, will be online on portal and Defence Ministry website for six weeks.

The bill proposes to establish a world-class, fully autonomous institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Defence.

The university will be a teaching and affiliating university for the existing training institutions of the three Services which will develop and propagate higher education in National Security Studies.

The idea of a National Defence University was first conceived in 1967. It was later recommended by the Kargil Review Committee and Group of Ministers in 2000. Land for setting up the defence university was acquired at Manesar in Gurgaon in September 2012. Part of the infrastructure development commenced on the acquired land in December 2015.

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