India is rapidly moving towards jointness of the three services of the Armed Forces and endeavors to have common logistic nodes so that the resources of one service can be made available seamlessly to the other, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.
while addressing a seminar on army logistics Here, the Union Minister also said that India has made rapid progress in the rail sector, and over 9,000 km of lines have been doubled in the last seven years. He said in the five years before 2014, the figure was only 1,900 kms.
Army Chief General Manoj Pandey, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary and Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat among others attended the opening ceremony of the seminar.
The Defense Minister, in his address, spoke of the necessary synergy and fusion between civil and military stakeholders, and said the presence of representatives from different sectors from both sides shows “commitment” to achieving the goal as India stands on the threshold Of an ‘elixir of time’.
“We are rapidly moving towards connectivity of all three services,” Singh said, adding that “our endeavor is to have common logistic nodes so that the resources of one service can be seamlessly made available to other services”.