The Indian Air Force (IAF) along with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has introduced a “Fleet Card- Fuel on the Move” for its varied fleet of vehicles, in a bid to bring about a paradigm shift in the logistic management of fuel in its inventory.
Availability of Fleet Card will permit the convoy to refuel at any IOCL fuel station thus increasing the pace of movement and reducing the lead time for readiness at operational locations across the nation.
Personnel and other resources which are now involved in fuel management within the IAF can now be re-allocated towards other operational tasks.
This is in line with the Shekatkar Committee recommendations of improving the Teeth Tail ratio with the armed forces.
The ‘Fleet Card’ was launched by IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari at Headquarters Western Air Command, Subroto Park. The headquarters was earmarked as the lead agency in the implementation and execution of the “Fuel on Move” concept.