Indian Army chief General MM Naravane kicked off his three-day visit to Eastern Command formations on Monday. With its headquarters in Kolkata, the Eastern Command of the Indian Army is responsible for guarding India’s borders with China in Arunachal Pradesh as well as the Sikkim sectors besides several other areas.
During his visit, Gen Naravane will review the operational preparedness of troops deployed in forward areas. The Army chief’s Eastern Command visit comes at a time when the India-China military standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh is on the verge of entering month-eight.
“General MM Naravane proceeded on a three-day visit to Army formations of Eastern Command to review the security situation and operational preparedness,” Indian Army said in a tweet on Monday.
Earlier this month, Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane undertook an aerial survey of india’s border outpost Tawaghat sector near the India-China border in Uttarakhand. The aerial survey was initiated from Mana, the last Indian village near the India-China border in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.
Responding to questions about the India-China standoff earlier this month, External Affairs Ministry (EAM) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that communication through military and diplomatic channels is underway to resolve the situation.
India and China have, through the course of the past few months, held multiple diplomatic and military talks to attain disengagement and de-escalation in eastern Ladakh. A violent clash between Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops and Indian Army soldiers led to casualties on both sides in Galwan Valley earlier this year.