Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a gathering in the present day with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat to overview the scenario on pressure within the Ladakh alongside the Line of Actual Control. The three service chiefs — and the three Service chiefs — Army chief General MM Naravane, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria — additionally attended the assembly, sources mentioned.
The overview assembly was held forward of Mr Singh’s go to to Moscow tomorrow — precisely every week after the violence in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley during which 20 Indian troopers have been killed and 76 injured. The defence minister will attend a grand army parade in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany within the World War II.
Sources mentioned it was determined on the assembly that India has not elevated the strain on the Line of Actual Control — which acts because the de issue border with China — but when the opposite facet will increase the strain, the nation will reply in the identical language.
The assembly additionally reviewed the preparedness of the forces and the scenario on the LAC, the place pressure has been on since April, the sources added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already clarified that the military ought to take choices and take no matter motion is critical in view of the bottom scenario.
The military and the air power have been ramping up their operational capabilities alongside the LAC to successfully cope with any Chinese manoeuvre.
At an all-party assembly on Friday, PM Modi had mentioned that China has not captured any Indian territory or crossed the borders.
“While we have given a free hand to our armed forces, diplomatically too we have made our stand clear to China. India wants peace and friendship but protecting its sovereignty is supreme,” he had mentioned.