Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (26 May) chaired a meeting with National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and the Tri-Service Chiefs over the ongoing border standoff with China, News18 has reported.
Prime Minister Modi also held a meeting with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
Prime Minister Modi’s meeting was preceded by a meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh which was attended by the CDS and the three armed forces chiefs.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has also reviewed
Earlier, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also held a long review meeting with CDS General Rawat and the three army chiefs on the matter of tension with China. Rajnath Singh was given full information about the status of the case by Army Chief General MM Narwane.
He has returned to visit Leh two days ago. After this, it has been learned that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh asked questions on the deployment of troops and assured the Indian Army to cooperate fully against Chinese tension.
Sources said there have so far been five rounds of talks between military commanders on the ground without much progress.
The border skirmishes are said to be an effort by China to get India to stop building new infrastructure near the borders. China has reportedly also put forth a condition that India cease all infra works – a condition unacceptable to New Delhi.
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