- The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) operationalised and dedicated to the Services 3rd Joint Logistics Node (JLN) in Mumbai.
- The third JLN was operationalised as part of measures to boost tri-service integration and resource optimisation.
- The JLN would enhance joint interoperability between the Services and go a long way in improving the logistics processes of the Armed Forces.
- According to a Defence Ministry statement, 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 synergise their operational efforts.
- The initiative would accrue advantages in terms of saving of manpower, economise utilisation of resources, besides financial savings.
- JLNs are an important step in logistics integration of the three services.
- The Joint Operations Division (JOD) under the aegis of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (Hq IDS) actively pursued and enabled establishment of the JLNs as the first concrete step towards logistics integration of the Tri-Service.
- In January 2021, the JLNs in Guwahati and Tri-Services, Andaman and Nicobar Command, Port Blair, were operationalised.
SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT