Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting today with the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat, to review the situation of tensions in Ladakh along the effective line of control. The three heads of service – and the three heads of service – the head of the army, General MM Naravane, the head of the navy, Admiral Karambir Singh and the chief of aviation, Marshal RKS Bhadauria – also attended the meeting, sources said.
The review meeting took place before Mr. Singh’s visit to Moscow tomorrow – exactly one week after the violence in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and 76 injured. The Minister of Defense will attend a large military parade in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany during the Second World War.
Sources said it was decided at the meeting that India has not increased the tension on the actual line of control – which acts as a factor border with China – but if the other party increases the tension, the country will respond in the same way. Language.
The meeting also discussed the state of readiness of the armed forces and the situation in the LAC region, where tension has reigned since April, added the sources.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already made it clear that the military should make decisions and take all necessary measures given the situation on the ground.
The army and the air force have intensified their operational capacities along the LAC to effectively face any Chinese maneuver.
Prime Minister Modi said on Friday in a multi-stakeholder meeting that China had neither captured Indian territory nor crossed borders.
“While we have given a free hand to our armed forces, we have also made clear our diplomatic position to China. India wants peace and friendship, but protecting its sovereignty is paramount,” he said. .