India is working to conclude three Military Logistics Support Agreements (MLSAs) by the end of the year, which will further improve the army`s operational reach in the region. India has already signed such agreements with some countries, starting with the United States. The navy took the most advantage. The agreements with Australia and Russia will largely be modeled on the United States, while the agreement with Japan is a broader agreement of cooperation in the field of defense, including logistics, said a second official. “If we get the LSA, it will go a long way to facilitating future activity, which means that the scale of the activity involved means that the paperwork is quite huge,” diplomatic sources said. A diplomatic source said last year that a refuelling exercise between the two marines last year had “become a modeling exercise, because we couldn`t really switch on fuel because we didn`t have an agreement on logistics.” It is an agreement that will allow access to India and Russia, military installations on the other for deliveries and fuel, the extension of logistical support and the operational shift of the Indian army. These are signed by the United States with other countries with which it has close military ties. These agreements will be signed to create the fundamental foundations and promote interoperability between the military by developing common systems and standards. They also serve as guides for the sale and transfer of high-end technologies. The ARLS with Russia is expected to be signed at 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 Secretary of State Jiwesh Nandan visited Russia to conclude the agreement, according to the Defense Ministry in its monthly report. Moscow had sent a draft agreement early last year, and the MoD sent it in July to the Integrated Defence Staff and the three services for their positions. For the network: the importance and impact of the agreement. Australia had submitted an MLSA project shortly after India signed LEMOA, but New Delhi said at the time that it would use more logistics pacts after the first one was put into service.