China’s intransigence compels India to review overall security scenario in eastern Ladakh
In the last two and half months, India and China have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks, yet Beijing continues to have thousands of its troops in Dapsang, Gogra and Pangong Lake
Two days after India-China fresh round of diplomatic talks, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday reviewed the overall security scenario in eastern Ladakh. Indian Army also held a separate meeting on August 20 and 21 to review the security situation and operational preparedness on the northern and western fronts.
During the meeting, all important aspects of the border row with China in eastern Ladakh were discussed in great detail. The National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen. MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria were part of the meeting.
The Indian Army is strongly insisting during the military-level talks with China that the latter must restore the status quo ante of April this year to resolve the row. They revealed that the assessment by the Army is that the Chinese military is not serious about the resolution of the border conflict. The Army commanders deliberated on all possible security challenges along the borders with China as well as Pakistan and the measures needed to be taken to deal with them effectively, the report said.
In the last two and half months, India and China have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks. However, no significant headway has been made in resolution of the border row. After the recent diplomatic talks, the Ministry of External Affairs said they had agreed to resolve outstanding issues in an expeditious manner and in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols.