Army commanders to discuss China, ceasefire with Pakistan at security meeting later this month

Top Indian Army officials will meet at the Army Commanders’ Conference to discuss all security concerns, including the ongoing border conflict with China and the ongoing ceasefire with Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).

After resolving the conflict along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China to a large extent, top Indian Army officials will be discussing security challenges along the LAC with China and address the remaining issues with Pakistan.

At the Army Commanders’ Conference scheduled to be held from April 26 to 30, the issue of ongoing ceasefire with Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and the overall internal security situation in the Kashmir valley will also be discussed.

“The Army commanders’ conference, which will be attended by all top commanders will cover all security issues, including the ongoing border dispute with China,” top government sources told India Today TV.

The meeting is also expected to cover the future course of action along the LAC as well as the resolution of the remaining points of contention in eastern Ladakh.

In the eastern Ladakh sector, the two sides have already disengaged from the most important Pangong lake sector but are still maintaining high level of forces at forward permanent locations as de-escalation is yet to happen.

The Indian side is also hoping for an early disengagement at the remaining friction points in the Gogra heights, Hot Springs and CNC Junction area.

The Indian Army has also now started rebalancing its troops’ deployment towards the China border and turning its focus towards China from the Pakistan front.

The border standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies erupted on May 5 last following a violent clash in the Pangong lake areas and both sides gradually enhanced their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weaponry.

As a result of a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides completed withdrawal of troops and weapons from the North and South banks of Pangong lake in line with an agreement on disengagement last month.

Source: India Today

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