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General Manoj Pande, Head Of Indian Army, Uses Russia-ukraine War To Show How Important Logistics In Wars

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  • "Logistics is an important part of the domestic and international economies. Today, India has the world's fifth largest economy and is on its way to being a $5 trillion economy.
  • The jointness of the three services is a major component of the policy changes that have occurred in the Defense Ministry over the previous three years "said the Minister of Defence.

On Monday, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande emphasised the importance of logistics in conflicts, citing the Russia-Ukraine conflict as an example.

At the Army Logistics Conference, he mentioned the Russia-Ukraine conflict, saying, “While the war shows no signs of abating, there are some essential lessons for those worried about national security. One evident lesson is that the pace, intensity, and reach of military operations are dependent on the strength, agility, and capacity of logistical support.”

Army logistics, also known as military logistics, is the process of planning and certifying that the movement and upkeep of the armed forces follow previous plans and procedures. It is in charge of people and material procurement, maintenance, distribution, and replacement.

“Wars are not fought solely between militaries; they are a national endeavour. Wars put a nation’s resilience to the test and challenge its resources and capabilities. The present battle between Russia and Ukraine, which has already lasted six months, is a good illustration “The Army Chief stated.

Logistics is as important to military success as daily nourishment is to daily work. Furthermore, he claims that there are numerous examples of battles, campaigns, and even wars being won or lost primarily due to logistics.

“While military infrastructure will continue to address the immediate and specific demands of armed forces,” Pande explained, “it is the civil-military fusion with the assistance of Indian industry that will offer the bulwark for execution and sustenance of future operations.”

The Army Chief also stated that the swift moves taken by the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, and, most recently, China in building efficient cooperative military-civil organisations highlight the issue’s seriousness.

The war between Russia and Ukraine has reached a new phase as Kyiv struck a significant blow to Moscow’s hold on sections of the east with a quick offensive that saw Ukrainian troops take the vital city of Izium after six months of occupation.

The cause can be attributed to logistical support. “Since the spring, we’ve been discussing weapons, weapons, and more weapons. I am grateful to the partners who have responded to our call: Ukraine’s wartime victories are ours as well. The agenda now has three items: schedule, schedule, and schedule. Quick supplies bring victory and peace closer together “Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, tweeted.

At the Army Logistics Conference, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh again emphasised the critical necessity of logistics.

“Logistics is an important part of the domestic and international economies. Today, India has the world’s fifth largest economy and is on its way to being a $5 trillion economy. Logistics assessment and improvements are required in the twenty-first century “Singh stated.

He also emphasised the unity of the three services.

“Logistics plays an essential role in the defence sector as well. The jointness of the three services is a major component of the policy changes that have occurred in the Defense Ministry over the previous three years “said the Minister of Defence.

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