Hailing the Indian Army’s actions in “truly” protecting the integrity and sovereignty of the country, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that while the troops are standing firm in eastern Ladakh, the ongoing talks for peaceful resolution of the crisis will continue.
In an address to the top commanders of the Army, the defence minister described the Army as one of the “most trusted and inspiring” organisations in the country and said it is a national responsibility to provide the best weapons, equipment and clothing to the troops braving extreme weather and hostile forces to defend India’s territorial integrity.
Nearly 50,000 Indian Army troops are currently deployed in a high state of combat readiness in various mountainous locations in eastern Ladakh in sub-zero conditions as multiple rounds of talks between India and China have not yielded concrete outcome to resolve the row.
The defence minister also clearly asserted that there will be no budgetary constraints to enhance the capability of the Army and meeting its other requirements.
In a tweet after his address to the commanders, Mr Singh said the government will leave no stone unturned to strengthen the “arms of our Armed forces” and that it is committed to facilitate reforms in the Army and help it achieve advantages in all areas.
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