Army Chief Leads Commanders’ Meet Amid Tension Over India-China Face-Off

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Source: India Today

A two-day meeting of senior Army Commanders, directed by Army Chief General MM Naravane, is in progress. The Ministry of Defense Offices in Delhi is going to organize the meeting. The Army Commanders’ Conference will examine issues relating to the security of India’s outskirts, remembering Chinese animosity for Ladakh in recent times.

The gathering comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a significant level gathering to talk about the deadlock with China. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat were among those at that gathering. Further, gathering likewise comes as the Army builds troop deployment in various areas along the LOC in the Ladakh. Also,  China deployed troops to coordinate the 5,000 soldiers sent by China.

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Source: India TV

On Tuesday, satellite pictures indicated development at the Ngari Gunsa Airport in Tibet, which is around 200 km from Pangong Lake – the site of encounters among Chinese and Indian soldiers prior this month. Two pictures captured a month before demonstrated the expansion of what has all the earmarks of being a subsequent taxi-track. Or an optional landing area, to situate helicopters or battle airplanes. The third image shows a close-up of the main tarmac with a line-up of four fighter jets.

Prior this month, hand-to-hand battling took place between Indian and Chinese troops. The battling took place at a high-elevation picket after transgression into the Indian domain. Around that time, Chinese soldiers were seen in speedboats on Pangong Lake and in helicopters over contested locales in Ladakh. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping directed the military to scale up fight readiness, imagining most pessimistic scenario situations and asked his soldiers to guard the nation’s sway fearlessly.

The face-off between India and China started after China communicated disappointment about India constructing a street in the Galwan zone. Galwan zone is the site of a flashpoint during the 1962 war. A zenith level semiannual gathering had been booked for April yet was delayed due to the coronavirus episode. Also, the meeting will take place in two stages, with the first running from May 27 to May 29 and the second in the most recent seven day stretch of June.

Discussion related to the viewpoints relating to operational and managerial issues will happen during the first stage. It will include studies relating to coordination and will consist of the examination of human resources.

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