Strategic Forces Command(SFC)
- July 8, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Government organization
Standoff between China and India last month has brought focus on India’s nuclear capability.
- Strategic Forced Command (SFC), also sometimes known as Strategic Nuclear Command, forms part of India’s nuclear National Command Authority (NCA which is responsible for command and control decisions regarding India’s nuclear weapons program).
- It was created on January 4, 2003 by an executive order of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).
- It is responsible for the management and administration of the country’s tactical and strategic nuclear weapons stockpile.
- It is the responsibility of the Strategic Forces Command to operationalize the orders of the NCA under the leadership of a Commander-in-Chief who is a Senior Officer.
- It has the sole responsibility of initiating the process of delivering nuclear weapons and warheads, after acquiring clear approval from the NCA.