Top commanders of the Army on Thursday carried out a comprehensive review of India’s overall security challenges including in eastern Ladakh as well as other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control with China on the first day of a two-day conference, people familiar with the development said.
The commanders also deliberated on the ongoing ceasefire between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir besides reviewing the security scenario in the union territories, they said.
They said Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane and top commanders of the nearly 1.3 million-strong force were briefed India’s combat readiness in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a bitter standoff for over one year.
India and China were locked in a military standoff at multiple friction points in eastern Ladakh since early May last year. However, the two sides completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the North and South banks of Pangong lake in February following a series of military and diplomatic talks.
The two sides are now engaged in talks to extend the disengagement process to the remaining friction points.