- The people who were quoted above said that talks also covered ways to improve border infrastructure and battle readiness along the LAC.
- The main goal of the talks was to settle outstanding problems at the Depsang and Demchok standoff areas in eastern Ladakh.
At a two-day meeting, senior military leaders from all three services looked at the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh as well as ways to make India’s military stronger overall, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
On October 3 and 4, the Western Grouping, a meeting of commanders from all three services, took place in Delhi. It was run by Western Air Command. The meeting was led by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Anil Chauhan.
People who were there said that the commanders talked about many areas of national security, such as the situation in eastern Ladakh.
The defense ministry said that the commanders “reviewed the current geopolitical situation and deliberated on the ways to improve operational preparedness and the seamless coordination of operations in the area of interest.” “We also talked about protecting the integrity of our borders and reducing threats.” “There was a friendly atmosphere where people talked about things and shared their ideas,” it said in a statement.
The two-day meeting was run by Air Marshal P M Sinha, who is also the chief officer in charge of the Western Air Command.
There are important airspaces in Ladakh and other parts of north India that are watched over by the Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command. Individuals in charge of Northern Command, South Western Command, Southern Command, and Western Command of the Indian Army were present at the meeting.
There were also Air Officers Commanding in Chief of South Western Air Command and Southern Air Command and a Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of Western Naval Command at the gathering.
At the meeting were also the Director General of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, and the Deputy Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff (Operations).
The people who were quoted above said that talks also covered ways to improve border infrastructure and battle readiness along the LAC.
There was a lot of trouble between India and China after the eastern Ladakh border row in May 2020.
Indian and Chinese troops have been fighting in some trouble spots in eastern Ladakh for more than three years, even though both sides have pulled their troops out of several areas after long political and military talks.
India and China had their 19th round of talks at the Corps Commander level on August 13 and 14. The main goal of the talks was to settle outstanding problems at the Depsang and Demchok standoff areas in eastern Ladakh.