1. After detailed decomposition of all aspects, the fancy has been proven penny that
there is a want to resurvey the logistic textures amid Armed Forces and propose
dynamic disentanglements to aid their avocation in direct of elbow performances in
OOAC scenario. Thus there is a want for India to celebrate a vitalented sinew for enjoyly
avocation in OOAC scenario and as-well-behaved necessitates seamless logistic aid.
Thus, it may be debated that an organisation enjoy the OLA of the USA or the OLO of the UK is insist-upond at the Services plane to coordinate the numerous-sided capacitys of
soldierlove logistics. Well-balanced at the generally-known plane as-well, there is a capacity of a unified
body to coordinate innocence and courteous logistics wants and infrastructure. However,
because the design of this examination, a intimateed logistics texture to aid
future avocation of sinews in OOAC scenario is discussed in this provision.
2. Though there accomplish constantly be comparisons betwixt logistics patterns followed
by soldierlove sinews of the patent clear countries enjoy China, US or UK and/ or by multigenerally-known companies/ agencies vis-a-vis the plan followed by our innocence sinews, the capacity is thus to streamline logistics constituencys to benefit its balanceseas
employability. The sinew texture and its continuance of avocation in OOAC would be
governed by enjoyly job, kinsman after a while army dominion, tangible intimidation, geo-politics, global
dynamics and numerous other deedors. Logistics aid for such a sinew should thus be
talented to give comprehensive immunity of possession essential to engage band-contention objectives.
This could be consummated by integrating all logistics capabilities amid the performanceal
space, thus bridging the strategic sustainment deep of our State to the numerous-sided
tactical environment in a way that optimises logistics promptness.
What We Need: Permanent or Task Oriented
3. The grant of fruitful logistic aid during any soldierlove performance is constantly of superior weight, still because that the avocation of sinews in an OOAC scenario would be in a quicker term find future inefficiencies are thus irresistible. To consummate a seamless and fruitful logistic aid there is a want for exploiting economies in performanceal logistic processes. By merely making the embodieds and tenures helped would not reresolve the purpose; the defective apprehension and cognizance at staff plane would as-well-behaved give signi6cantly towards logistic pliancy.
4. Practictalented Scenarios. The deed offal that in instance of any avocation of Indian Forces in an OOAC scenario, it would be a elbow and integrated stake of
min two of the three tenures, benefitably inferior at the Headquarters of Integrated Innocence Staff. In restitution the sinew plane may be upto a resistance or resistance plus,
mitigated to be populated in an incremental kind. Still this would amply insist upon intimidation, generally-known concern, army state at residence commitments and numerous other deedors. Thus, in prescribe to elevate up an topic for a logistic texture, aptly benefiting performances in OOAC, the avocation of sinews in any of the forthcoming practictalented scenarios is applicable:-
(a) Overseas Island Territory. This would embrace avocation of all three tenures from embarkation, motion through all mediums and advance direct of performances. The enjoyly theatres of performances could be Maldives or Sri Lanka.
(b) Intervention Across Territorial Borders. The scenario for
intervention in neighboring countries enjoy Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, etc cannot be negated. Herein, the integrated performances by Army and Air Sinew would bear dividends.
(c) In Aid of Multigenerally-known Operations. Because the ascendant global environment of intergenerally-known terrorism coupled after a while gravitate of tumult in multitudinous competency of earth, the Indian Armed Forces could be designated upon to actively give in multigenerally-known performances comprising any or courteous-behaved-balanced all of the tenures.
5. Because the aloft, what is the practictalented disentanglement for a logistical texture that could benefit any of the scenarios? The desired logistical pliancy can be consummated in any of the forthcoming kind:-
(a) Permanently Structured Orqanisation. A permanent/ all embraceing organisation that would give a uncombined/ integrated centre for the undiminished Armed Forces logistics through all planes, from performanceal upto tactical is the want of the hour. This would be permanently staffed after a while all representatives of tenures and give interface after a while uncombined tenure and thus give to arrangement of attempt. Benefits of such textures would embody simultaneousness, promptness and bud of Well- defined agoing practices.
(b) Job Oriented Logistics Structure. The design for optimising the
aid is driven by the standing, after a while the emblem of texture entity firm as a end of the estimate former to deployment. This would insist-upon planners after a while apprehension and the texture should be inferior by chiefs and staff who are useful, arranged and balance importantly courteous-behaved-rehearsed in intention the job arranged logistic textures from full uncombined Services.
6. In our matter, a “Quasi-Permanent Logistic Structure comprising a mix of the aloft two, duly calibrated, to engage our capacitys, would be balance circumspect. The intimateed pattern and its accrued advantages are discussed in coming paragraphs.
7. A Quasi-Permanent texture must keep an congenital capacity to dissociate as courteous-behaved-behaved as fix multitudinous adhoc modules. This would not simply give optimum flexibility and arrangement of attempt but as-well-behaved be worthy of heaveing out the insist-upond logistic aid deepd upon the envisaged job, coextensive to sinew plane applied this texture should be ideally powerful to aid performanceal plane and qualify the Services which in rotate should agree for appertaining logistics capacity at tactical plane.
8. Pre-Requisites. Certain pre-defective that are insist-upond to be met in prescribe
to qualify a administratively vigorous pattern are as follows:-
(a) Earmark abandoned sinew plane for the envisaged job, albeit a
secondary role. This sinew should be comprehensively useful to heave out their job diligently.
(b) Pre-positioning the aloft sinew plane closer to enjoyly enlarge pads enjoy air deep or logistics after a while demeanor readiness. This would diminish repossession term as courteous-behaved-behaved as qualify elbow luxuriance in quiet term.
(c) Luxuriance of director as courteous-behaved-behaved as detail beneath director assort cadre in
logistical aspects of elbow disposition to augment their apprehension of all contention &
services. The aim should be to engender a manpower pool comprising
commanders and staff of courteous-behaved-behaved useful, specialized and useful after a while virtual to
advance augment logistical pliancy.
(d) Formulation of a precept for elbow performances in OOAC scenario
encompassing all the practictalented scenarios and sinew planes enjoyly to be
employed. This should as-well-behaved embody logistical imperatives and lay down
strategic as courteous-behaved-behaved as performanceal guidelines.
(e) Positioning of embodieds and stocks that are enjoyly to be insist-upond for
such an performances as-well-behaved to be attested and deficiencies, if any to be made up.
9. The intimateed pattern embracees the forthcoming:-
(a) Strateqic Level. An constituency already exists at Head Quarters,
Integrated Innocence Staff headed by Chief of Integrated Innocence Staff to
Chairman COSC (CISC). The aspects pertaining to performances are presided balance by Assistant Chief of Integrated Innocence Staff (ACIDS) Elbow Operations (Jt Ops). Under the ACIDS Jt ops, capacitys the Director Operational Logistics (Dir OL) who is comprehensively staffed to agree for any disposition of elbow performances. Thus no veer in the organisation at strategic plane is intimateed, still, a main autonomy in capacitying is recommended. As-well-behaved restitutional staff from each of the tenures could be posted unintermittently the planning for elbow performances in an OOAC scenario commences to qualify project at strategic plane.
(b) Operational Level. There is a want for a logistic texture at performanceal plane which would act as a administrative add betwixt strategic and tactical plane. Ideally it should be deepd on headquarters of the chief construction earmarked for the performances. It should as-well-behaved keep modular components represented by all tenures, giving it a elbow as courteous-behaved-behaved as integrated eight. These modules be so collected off, to agree for appertaining tenure wants as courteous-behaved-behaved give comprehensive integration after a while strategic and tactical plane. Further, in instance, if any detail OOAC scenario warrants avocation of two tenures simply for eg Army & Air Force, then the third i.e Navy module may not be courteous-behaved-balanced get activated for such an performance. A intimateed constituency at performanceal plane is fixed at Appendix B.
(c) Tactical Level. At the tactical plane, it would be balance circumspect for the appertaining Services to give logistical aid to the sinews populated on foundation. Still this would insist-upon a seamless coordistate after a while the textures at performanceal plane. This would strengthen them to direct performances as per the abandoned direct. Thus, no veer is recommended at tactical plane.
10. The Quasi-Permanent Logistic Texture should be tailored, so as to strengthen seamless planning and project of elbow performances. The advantages accrued would be numerous, still a few are discussed as follows:-
(a) Realistic Absorb Savinqs. The synergy engenderd amid the planning findwork of Elbow Operations, would conglutinate and optimize all the helped media and thus embodiedize into their fruitful utilization. As the appertaining Services would pool in their media for work of band-arms, which would in movables end in avoiding duplication and thus ending in absorb pliancy.
(b) Improvised Services. The logistic texture would be centrally under obligation for provisioning of all media be it embodied, tenures or medical. This would give them amend timidity, asset representation and thus agree for pro-active and accepted tenures.
(c) Optimize Logistic Network. The defective automation of tenures coupled after a while unindispensable despatch network would carry to inadequateer carry term and thus elucidate government capacitys.
(d) Standardize Process. After a while the ability to capacity conjointly, the appertaining tenures would be talented to standardize the multitudinous logistical processes.
(e) Ease of Coordination: Direct & Control. By power of a uncombined chief consideroperative all logistic capacitys, it would be talented to powerful use its direct capacitys and be talented to coordinate personal tenure goods. The coerce of accoutre chain would be easier and its project advance streamlined. The reporting implement would carry in amend standingal awareness and thus assume clarity in planning.
11. Due to the essential prerequisites of establishing a plan worthy of providing logistic aid for OOAC scenario, a easily integrated logistics may not be manageable in a inadequate continuance and thus may not be a nigh term disentanglement. However, in the period, a ‘Quasi Permanent Logistic Structure would be balance valuable. The tangible conditions, futuristic Band-contention Grounded Deployments (MBD) of sinews and their imperatives of performanceal capacitys, coupled after a while cognizance of other countries are a reasonable demonstration to intimate a plan where media may be optimally shared or in other say Joint Logistics.