The second joint logistics node of tri-services has become operational at Naval base in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It will provide logistical support to all three defence services and improve utilisation of resources, manpower and remove duplication. The first JLN consisting of the three services was set up at Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2018. The third logistic node is in process and is likely to come up in Guwahati, Assam and it will only be among Indian Army and Air Force.
Logistics node at Mumbai
Until recently, three armed forces had separate facilities for logistics and maintenance. But there was demand for enhancing inter-operability and synergy among the three services was long standing issue. The first decision in principle to have joint logistical node was taken in 2008. Such nodes were planned in areas where two or more services are located to cater to logistical needs. Government is planning to set up similar nodes at 12 or 13 locations in western and north-eastern sectors in phased manner.
Joint logistics node comprises of three elements