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Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
The next round of India-China talks is significant as any large-scale redeployment of troops will need to be carried out before passes close by October-end, when heavy winter sets in.
The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Admiral Karambir Singh reviews operational preparedness of the Indian Navy’s warships deployed at sea ahead of upcoming Malabar maritime exercise.
India says talks are continuing with China to find a solution to LAC standoff in Ladakh. The issue is expected to be part of the discussions with US as well during the 2+2 dialogue.
The incident comes amid a massive deployment of troops by Indian and Chinese military in the region following the border standoff since May.
Both India & China are continuing with troop rotation as they look set to maintain forward deployment through Ladakh’s bitter winter as the LAC standoff continues.
India and China don’t want situation to worsen before next month’s BRICS Summit, and are said to have softened their previous stances at the Monday meeting in Chushul.
Lt. Gen. P.G.K. Menon has been in Leh since the beginning of this month, and also took part in the military talks held between India and China Monday.
Indian troops retaliated 'befittingly' to the unprovoked firing, a defence establishment official said.