New Delhi, 26 May Amid escalating tensions with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting with three service chiefs, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Defense Department chief General Bipin Rawat to review the situation.
The meetings have taken place at a time when there have been clashes between Chinese and Indian soldiers in Sikkim and Ladakh.
According to reports, PM Modi held a meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, and three service chiefs with a focus on India’s military preparedness to deal with external security challenges.
Military Brass has been apprised of the situation developed by Modi in East Ladakh, though officials said the agenda of the pre-scheduled meeting was to discuss ambitious military reforms and ways to boost India’s war skills.
No official comments or details about the meeting were available.
Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a lengthy security review meeting with CDS General Rawat and three service chiefs on the Chinese issue immediately following which the Prime Ministers met.
During the meeting, Singh was instructed by Army Chief M. M. Narwane to give information about the situation in the Line of Action. The army chief took stock of the situation two days ago.
CDS, service chiefs told Rajnath Singh that China wants India to do half the work with LAC
Since the first skirmish on 5 May, Chinese and Indian troops have held talks six times.
However, with the solution in sight, both sides continued to maintain an aggressive posture.
China has asked India to stop building infrastructure on its side of the LAC as well. Asking China to maintain a status quo on the border, India has said that the situation imposed is unacceptable.
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