India Japan Logistics Agreement Upsc

The prime ministers of Japan and India welcomed the signing of the agreement, which will help the two sides coordinate on medical requirements, care, maintenance, air transport and communications. The ARLS is expected to be signed with Russia during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin in September on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. Last month, a delegation led by Additional Secretary Jiwesh Nandan visited Russia to conclude the deal, the Defense Ministry said in its monthly report. Moscow had sent a draft agreement early last year and the Defense Ministry sent it in July to the Integrated Defense Staff and the three services for advice. India is working to conclude three Military Logistics Support Agreements (MLSAs) by the end of the year, which will further improve the military`s operational reach in the region. India has already signed such agreements with some countries, starting with the United States. The Navy has been the biggest beneficiary. India signed the Logistics Memorandum of Understanding with the United States in August 2016 after decades of negotiations. Since then, it has concluded several such agreements with France, Oman, the Philippines and Singapore and has had access to the port of Sabang, Indonesia. Themes: Geography of Japan • India-Japan • Logistics Agreements • Malabar Exercise • Prime Minister of Japan Australia had presented an MLSA project shortly after India signed the LEMOA, but New Delhi then said it would begin after the operation of the first logistics pact. In March, ahead of the AUSINDEX bilateral naval exercise, Australian diplomatic sources made a strong pitch in favour of a pact, saying the argument was “compelling”. AN AUSINDEX was the largest Australian naval contingent after India, with 1,000 employees and assets. “If we get the LSA, it will go a long way in facilitating future activity, the scale of each activity means that the paperwork is quite important,” diplomatic sources said.

A diplomatic source said that last year, a ship-to-ship refueling between the two navies was “a dummy exercise since we couldn`t transmit fuel, since we didn`t have a logistical agreement.” . . .

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