Indian Air Pressure chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Thursday mentioned there could be a necessity for IAF to organize for “brief swift wars” in addition to be prepared for a “long-drawn standoff” akin to what’s being seen in Jap Ladakh.
The Air Chief Marshal was addressing IAF senior officers in the course of the inaugural session of a national-level Logistics Seminar on the Air Pressure Auditorium within the nationwide capital.
“There shall be a have to cater for sources bridging and transportation for each these contingencies. Whereas the motion of Sqn load to Operation areas could be supported to an extent by devoted air effort, well timed replenishment of Superior Tactical Fighter (ATF), armament, aviation spares, aviation lubes and FOL, could be a difficult proposition as, throughout contingencies, the roads and rail heads could be choked as a consequence of simultaneous motion of Indian Military alongside the identical axes,” the IAF chief mentioned.
“In direction of this, we have to formalise an built-in street and rail administration plan and discover the feasibility of elevated containerisation and use of civilian wide-bodied plane,” he added.
Throughout his speech, the IAF chief centered on the necessity for indigenisation within the Defence sector.
“A centered motion plan must be developed for Indigenisation of all vital parts with a view to obtain the Nation’s mandate of ‘Atma-Nirbharata’. In doing so, we should leverage rising expertise like AI, Block-chain and Web of Issues (IoT), suitably tailored to our provide chain necessities” he mentioned.
He added that IAF’s current experiences in addition to the evolving geo-political state of affairs mandates them to be operationally and logistically responsive always. He’s sure that efficient logistics administration is essential to the sustenance of their fight potential.
“The present geo-political scenario necessitates Indian Air Pressure to organize for intense and small period operations at a brief discover. This new paradigm of high-intensity operations, coupled with minimal build-up time would require main modifications by way of Op logistics.
Logistics assist in such a state of affairs could be extraordinarily difficult contemplating the truth that we now have a reasonably huge and diversified stock. For drawing a blueprint of such a responsive logistical system, we should deliberate and discover solutions to a number of the urgent questions throughout this seminar,” he added.
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