New Delhi, Apr 26 (PTI) A joint logistics framework to speed up procurement and improve maintenance of military hardware has been put in place at the country’s lone tri-services command in Andaman and Nicobar island, official sources said.

They said the new framework has been set up in sync with the government’s endeavour to bring synergy among the Army, Navy and Air Force.

The sources said the new model of having common logistics and maintenance facilities would be gradually replicated at around 12 places across the country.

Till recently, the Army, Navy and Air Force had separate facilities for logistics and maintenance, but now they have been brought under one common framework.

The new model of logistics has been created following an approval by Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) Admiral Sunil Lanba. The sources said the integration of services is being done as per the broader concept of “joint doctrine” among the three services.

The joint doctrine, unveiled last year, had proposed joint training of personnel, unified command and control structure besides pushing for a tri-service approach for the modernisation of the three forces.

The doctrine facilitates establishment of a broad framework of concepts and principles for joint planning and conduct of operations across all the domains such as land, air, sea, space and cyber-space.

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