To enable the Armed Forces to conduct successful operations with sound logistics support during all stages of war, third Joint Logistics Node (JLN) was operationalized and dedicated to the Services in Mumbai on Thursday (1 April).
These JLNs will provide integrated logistics cover to the Armed Forces for their small arms ammunition, rations, fuel, general stores, civil hired transport, aviation clothing, spares and also engineering support in an effort to synergize their operational efforts.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat said, “Establishment and operationalization of JLNs is an important and first step in the direction of logistics integration of our three Services. Acceptance of each other's limitations and learning from each other's strengths and best practices is essential to help improve the functioning and efficacy of these nodes.”
The JLN would enhance joint interoperability between the Services and go a long way in improving the logistics processes of the Armed Forces in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions to enhance the jointness among the three Services, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
This initiative would accrue advantages in terms of saving of manpower, economize utilization of resources, besides financial savings.
The CDS also complimented the 'Tri-Yodhas' on this occasion who put in their heart and soul to make this node operational and said, “I call upon everyone to continue to strive for excellence in our endeavour to become a fully integrated, modern and self-sufficient future-ready force.”
Successful functioning of these three JLNs would prove to be important stepping stones for opening of more JLNs in different parts of the country.
Government Sanction Letter for establishment of JLNs in Mumbai, Guwahati and Port Blair was signed in October, 2020. The JLNs in Guwahati and Tri-Services, Andaman and Nicobar Command, Port Blair were operationalized on 01 January, 2021.
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