CDS Gen Bipin Rawat reviews overall security in Ladakh amid border standoff

First Published Jan 12, 2021, 11:38 AM IST

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat is on a visit to Ladakh to review the country’s overall military preparedness as thousands of Indian and Chinese troops remained deployed in a high state of combat readiness in various mountainous locations in the region amid the eight-month-long border standoff.

<p>Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat is on a visit to Ladakh to review the country’s overall military preparedness as thousands of Indian and Chinese troops remained deployed in a high state of combat readiness in various mountainous locations in the region amid the eight-month-long border standoff.</p>

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat is on a visit to Ladakh to review the country’s overall military preparedness as thousands of Indian and Chinese troops remained deployed in a high state of combat readiness in various mountainous locations in the region amid the eight-month-long border standoff.

<p>Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Monday carried out a comprehensive review of deployment of India's ground forces and air assets in high-altitude locations in eastern Ladakh amid the eight-month-long border standoff with China in the region, officials said.</p>

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Monday carried out a comprehensive review of deployment of India's ground forces and air assets in high-altitude locations in eastern Ladakh amid the eight-month-long border standoff with China in the region, officials said.

<p>ACM Bhadauria visited the strategically located Daulat Beg Oldie(DBO), Thoise and Nyoma advanced landing strips in Ladakh and took stock of the Indian Air Force's(IAF) readiness to deal with any eventualities in the region, they said.<br />
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ACM Bhadauria visited the strategically located Daulat Beg Oldie(DBO), Thoise and Nyoma advanced landing strips in Ladakh and took stock of the Indian Air Force's(IAF) readiness to deal with any eventualities in the region, they said.
 

<p>The Chief of Air Staff interacted with the field commanders and was briefed on the operational readiness as well as the status of deployment of the IAF at the high-altitude air bases, officials said.</p>

The Chief of Air Staff interacted with the field commanders and was briefed on the operational readiness as well as the status of deployment of the IAF at the high-altitude air bases, officials said.

<p>"During his visit to Thoise, he reviewed the ongoing logistic operations for support and sustenance of troops in the winter season," the IAF said in a statement, adding the air chief also laid a wreath in honour of the fallen heroes at the DBO base.</p>

"During his visit to Thoise, he reviewed the ongoing logistic operations for support and sustenance of troops in the winter season," the IAF said in a statement, adding the air chief also laid a wreath in honour of the fallen heroes at the DBO base.

<p>Separately, Chief of Defence Staff(CDS) Gen Rawat during a visit to Ladakh reviewed the overall security scenario and the country's military preparedness with the ground commanders at the Leh-based 14 Corps, popularly known as Fire and Fury Corps, officials said.</p>

Separately, Chief of Defence Staff(CDS) Gen Rawat during a visit to Ladakh reviewed the overall security scenario and the country's military preparedness with the ground commanders at the Leh-based 14 Corps, popularly known as Fire and Fury Corps, officials said.