July 13, 2020 | 1:58 PM IST

Top Armymens’ meet from today; China’s stand at Ladakh border to dominate

Army Chief General MM Naravane is chairing a high-level national security meeting with top commanders from today. The session is being held at a crucial time when the Chinese Army, which has strengthened its personnel to over 5,000 on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at different locations in the East Ladakh sector. The meeting will conclude on May 29.

Sources said that the focus of the meeting is to step up military measures and ready itself in case the situation worsens and there arises a war-like situation between the two nations.
It may be recollected that the situation between the two nations has intensified after skirmishes between the security personnel took place at the Ladakh border on May 5.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, met the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, on Tuesday, and took a detailed stock of China’s activities in Eastern Ladakh. 
Meanwhile, the Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked its military to scale up its ‘training and battle preparedness’ and ‘resolutely defend the country’s sovereignty’.
During the meeting, various other factors of national importance such as the overall situation in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be taken up.

The meeting was originally scheduled to be held from April 13 to 18 but had to be postponed due to the Novel Coronavirus.  

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