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Rajnath Singh Reviews China Border Situation,Day Before Moscow Visit
At an all-party meeting on Friday, PM Modi had said that China has not captured any Indian territory or crossed the borders
Rajnath Singh Reviews China Border Situation, Day Before Moscow Visit
New Delhi: The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today held a meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat to review the situation on tension in the Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control.
The three services chief Army chief General MM Naravane, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also attended the meeting as per the sources.
Ahead of Mr. Singh's visit to Moscow tomorrow a review meeting was held, exactly a week after the violence in the Ladakh's Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and 76 injured.
In Moscow, the defense minister will attend a grand military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany in World War 2.
As per the sources, it was decided at the meeting that India has not increased the tension on the Line of Actual Control which acts as the de facto border with China but if the other side increases the tension, the country will respond in the same language.
The sources also added that the meeting also reviewed the preparedness of the force and the situation on the LAC, where the tension has been on since April.
PM Modi has already clarified that the army should take decisions and take whatever action is neccesary in view of the ground situation.
On Friday at an all-party meeting, PM Modi had said that China has not captured any Indian territory or crossed the borders.
"While we have given a free hand to our armed forces, diplomatically too we have made our stand clear to China. India wants peace and friendship but protecting its sovereignty is supreme," he had said.