The army’s top brass on Thursday kicked off a two-day conference to discuss important organisational and operational matters including the situation along the country’s borders with China and Pakistan, officials familiar with the development said.
The biennial Army Commanders’ Conference is chaired by the army chief.
“The operational situation on the northern and western borders was reviewed on the opening day of the conference, chaired by army chief General MM Naravane,” said one of the officials cited above.
The review is significant against the backdrop of the ongoing negotiations for disengagement of Indian and Chinese soldiers from friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, and the ceasefire between Indian and Pakistani armies holding at the Line of Control (LoC), the official added.
The conference is taking place at a time when India and China have only had limited success in hammering out an agreement for disengagement of their soldiers deployed at friction points on the LAC.