Army commanders' meet to discuss security along China, Pakistan borders
(Sourced from PTI)
Top Indian Army commanders will review the regional security architecture and deliberate on key challenges Indian was facing, particularly along the borders with China and Pakistan, at a six-day-long conference beginning in New Delhi from Monday. The conference will be chaired by Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. It will explore ways to speed up infrastructure development along the 4,000km-long border with China.
"Important issues that are likely to be discussed are management of the extant security dynamics, mitigation of future security threats and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries," Army PRO Colonel Aman Anand said. He said other issues to be discussed include review of strategic railway lines, optimization of the limited budget to ensure making up of critical deficiency in ammunition.
Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day standoff in Doklam from June 16 last year after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army. The face-off ended on August 28. Sources said India has deployed more troops and increased patrolling along the borders with China following the Doklam face-off.