Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Indian Army that the government will take all necessary measures to strengthen the "arms of armed forces".

Rajnath addressed the Army Commanders’ Conference and reviewed India's combat readiness along the Line of Actual Control with China.

In a series of posts on micro-blogging site Twitter, Rajnath said: "The Indian Army has been successful in addressing several challenges to the security and sovereignty of this country since the Independence. Be it the problem of terrorism, insurgency or any external attack, the Army has played a significant role in neutralising those threats."

"The Ministry of Defence is committed to facilitate the Army in their forward movement on road to reforms and help them in achieving advantages in all areas. We will leave no stone unturned to strengthen the arms of our Armed forces."

According to news agency IANS, the defence minister cautioned Army commanders to be wary of Chinese actions at disputed borders and their intent during military talks.

The news ageny quoted sources as saying Rajnath wanted talks should be held honestly and in an atmosphere of trust to reach a solution. The defence minister also hinted that there has been a trust deficit since Chinese intent has been questionable.