Indian Army commanders review situation along LAC with China

PTI
New Delhi Published: Oct 25, 2021, 09:24 PM(IST)

(FILE PHOTO) Indian soldiers near Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh Photograph:( ANI )

Story highlights

The commanders also deliberated on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in the face of a spate of killings of civilians in the Union Territory in the last few weeks

Top commanders of the Indian Army on Monday carried out a comprehensive review of the country's security challenges, including in eastern Ladakh and other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, on the opening day of a four-day conference, people familiar with the developments said.

The commanders also deliberated on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in the face of a spate of killings of civilians in the Union Territory in the last few weeks, they said.

Also Read: Why is China trying to break India's chicken neck?

The conference chaired by Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane is taking place in the national capital.

They said the top commanders reviewed India's combat readiness in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops are locked in a bitter standoff for the past 17 months, though the two sides have completed disengagement at a number of friction points.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to address the commanders on Wednesday.

They said the commanders also deliberated on issues relating to human resources and reform measures in the 1.3-million-strong force.

Also Read: China's new law seeks to 'strengthen border defence'

The conference is an institutional platform for conceptual-level deliberations, culminating in making important policy decisions for the Indian Army.

Chief of defence staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and chief of air staff air chief Marshal VR Chaudhari are also scheduled to address the senior leadership of the Indian Army on avenues for promoting tri-service synergy.

The army commanders are also expected to deliberate on various reform measures recommended by separate internal committees, the people cited above said.

They said the discussions on the situation in eastern Ladakh and ways to further bolster India's military preparedness in the region are likely to dominate the conference in the next three days.

"The commanders will review overall military preparedness in eastern Ladakh as well as in other sectors of the LAC," said one of the people cited above.

Read in App