Defence minister meets top Army brass; reviews situation along Pakistan, China borders

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a meeting with top brass of the Army. According to reports, the Defence Minister reviewed the overall security challenges facing the country including situation along borders with Pakistan and China.

According to a defence ministry statement, Rajnath Singh was quoted saying that, “It is a matter of great pride that Indian Army is ready for full spectrum of challenges and it will be ensured that their capabilities keep getting continuously enhanced.”

“Jointmanship of the Indian armed forces will be a key area and due endeavours towards the same will be ensured,” he added.

The ministry said Singh complimented the Indian Army for ensuring the “highest level” of professionalism and showing continuous readiness against external and internal challenges.

The meeting noticed the presence of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu and all the General Officer Commanding-in-Chiefs (GOC-in-C).

The Defence Minister also visited the headquarters of Defence Research and Development Organisation. The defence minister has released a publication titled ‘Roadmap of DRDO’, which encapsulated its target for the next ten years.

Singh was given a detailed presentation by DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy and other senior scientists on various projects.

“The presentation covered recent achievements, details of major ongoing projects and the roadmap of DRDO,” the defence ministry said.

“The defence minister appreciated the commitment and dedication of DRDO scientists and directed that they should focus their energies on flagship programmes of national importance,” said the ministry.

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