Amid tension on border, PM Modi meets top military commanders

Amid tension on border, PM Modi meets top military commanders

By: || Updated: 17 Oct 2014 02:55 AM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met country's top military commanders for the first time on Friday at a conference during which he will outline his strategic vision and get a briefing on the overall security situation.

 

Addressing the conference, PM Modi stressed on border safety and modrnisation of armed forces as termed it as priorities of the new government.

 

The Combined Commanders' conference of the three Services discussed ceasefire violations by Pakistan and developments on China border.

 

Modi outlined his strategic vision to the military directly, defence ministry sources said here today.

 

This was the Prime Minister's first meeting with all top commanders here at the defence ministry headquarters.

 

Pakistan has been repeatedly violating the ceasefire along the International Border and Line of Control ( LoC) for nearly two weeks and India has been retaliating with major force.

 

There were fears of escalation but the firing and shelling has receded over the past few days.

 

Chinese troops also indulged in incursions in various places of Ladakh, including during the visit of President Xi Jinping here last month.

 

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.

 

The day-long conference was addressed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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