This was the second meeting between the defence minister, CDS and service chiefs on the Ladakh situation within a week.
New Delhi, June 12:
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the services chiefs to review the situation in eastern Ladakh, where the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has created a major military buildup along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
This was the second meeting between the defence minister, CDS and service chiefs – Army chief General Mukund Naravane, IAF chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria and Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh – on the Ladakh situation within a week. The last meeting was held on June 8.
As per sources, the defence minister, CDS and service chiefs discussed the latest assessments on-ground situation done after the two recent meetings of commanders of both sides.
Sources say while Chinese and Indian armies have pulled back their troops from the disputed areas, both forces still have a considerable presence in the region.