June 29, 2016: A Seminar on 'Indian Army's Fuelling Needs' was conducted today on 29 June 2016 at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment jointly by the Directorate General Supplies and Transport and the Petroleum Federation of India. The seminar was inaugurated by Lt Gen RV Kanitkar, the Quarter Master General of the Indian Army and was attended by Defence officers, academia and industry representatives by invitation.
The daylong session was addressed by eminent speakers and experts from the Army, Petroleum Federation and the oil company majors. The seminar gave an insight into current energy security scenario, trends on fuels and oils, eco-friendly-energy conservation measures, best practices followed by the industry and feasibility of adopting these to meet Army's future fuelling needs.
Important logistical issues including the Indian Army's ware housing needs, safety mechanisms and a supply chain that enables real-time visibility and increases velocity were deliberated upon in three technical sessions that comprised the seminar. The seminar was also a platform for generation of valuable ideas from the industry in meeting the Indian Army's peculiar requirements that could pave a way for indigenisation in this field in due course.