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Boundary disturbance to be taken up in army Commanders’ conference


New Delhi, Oct 15 :

As India faces disturbance along its boundaries with Pakistan as well as China, the final day of the army commanders’ conference is to witness a detailed presentation on the scenario.

The four day conference of top Army commanders, which concludes here Thursday, is expected to discuss the ceasefire violations by Pakistan and transgressions by China.

China’s objection to building road network along the border by India is also expected to figure significantly, top army officials said.

Following this, a presentation on the issue is also expected to be made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he will meet the top commanders of all three forces in the combined commanders conference Friday.

As the chairman of chiefs of staff Committee, Air Force chief Arup Raha will be the first to brief the prime minister on the issues of concern for the three forces.

Navy chief R.K. Dhowan and Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag will also outline the challenges in the current neighbourhood and global scenario.

This will be the prime minister’s first meeting with all top commanders in the war room here at the defence ministry headquarters.

China Wednesday said India should not take any action that may complicate the situation in disputed border areas.

The remarks come in the wake of comments made Tuesday by India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, that there were plans to construct a 2,000-km-long road along the international border between Mago-Thingbu in Tawang district and Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The four day conference also discussed issues like management of defence land, increasing officer intake and management of human resource, how to improve service conditions and welfare of the junior commissioned officers (JCOs).