Indian Army

Army Commanders to deliberate on Ladakh situation, reforms

By The Hindu

With the standoff continuing along the disputed boundary in Eastern Ladakh, the situation on the ground in Ladakh as well as the Army’s winter preparations will be reviewed at the highest level at the Army Commanders conference chaired by Army Chief Gen. Manoj Naravane beginning on Monday. The conference also has a series of reforms on its agenda for discussion.

“The first day will be spent deliberating on matters related to human resource management,” an Army source said. The Commanders will brainstorm on a series of reforms to cut down on ceremonial practices among other measures, a second source said.

There will be a comprehensive review of the situation across all the borders, including Ladakh, the second source said. China has deployed close to 50,000 troops along the Line of Actual Control which has been matched by India and with no breakthrough in talks for disengagement both sides have made preparations to be deployed at high altitudes in the harsh winters.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat as well as the Navy and Air Force Chiefs are scheduled to address the conference on Tuesday.

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