IDSA renamed after former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
The New Delhi-based government think tank, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) was renamed as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, to honour the late Defence Minister of India. The Padma Bhushan awardee, who served as the Defence Minister from 2014 to 2017, passed away last year.
The erstwhile IDSA is a think tank for research in international relations and Security issues. It also houses a training academy for civilian and military officers of the government.