The government is committed to creating a robust, secure, speedy and ‘Aatmanirbhar’ logistics system to effectively deal with future security challenges, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.
He was speaking on the occasion of the first Indian Army Logistics seminar in New Delhi.
Singh said, “India has become the fifth largest economy in the world and moving fast towards becoming a 5 trillion dollar economy. Therefore, reform in our the system of logistical system is the need of the hour according to the needs of the 21st century.”
He stated that due to the government’s efforts, we are now able to deal with counter insurgencies as well as in disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, non-combat evacuation, combat search and rescue and casualty evacuation.
The government is focussing on establishing common logistics network according to the needs of the three services, he added.
On Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the defence minister said that it is a major part of efficient logistics architecture and there should be interoperability between the three services so that we can use our resources in the best way.
The defence minister also called for civil-military fusion and emphasised that cooperation should not be limited only among the three services but also among different bodies in the form of industrial backup, research and development, material support, industry and manpower.