The daily operations of INDSR include research, policy consultation, academic exchanges and publications on topics related to national security and defense. Researchers are supported by administrative staff, which include a directorate, the secretariat, a financial and accounting unit, and an information security unit. In total, there are 17 supporting staff. They handle administrative matters such as secretarial services, organizing meetings, human resources, asset management, and more. Staff also organize academic conferences and workshops and assist with the hosting of international visitors to support INDSR’s capacity building and outreach.