India and China are likely to hold the 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks next week in October. “We are hopeful to have the 13th round of talks very soon, perhaps as soon as next week i.e. the second week of October,” said Army Chief General Manoj Naravane on Oct 2. The focus would be on working out a disengagement plan from the Hot Springs area among others.
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Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, on October 1, stated that Army Chief General MM Naravane embarked on a two-day visit to Ladakh. During his visit, Naravane will review the operational preparedness and security situation in the region. Tweeting about the development, the Indian Army said he would also interact with troops who had been providing their service ''in the harshest terrain and weather conditions''.
In an effort to assist civil authorities in COVID-related work, the Indian Army has set up a special cell overseen by the Vice Chief of Army Staff. Reportedly, the cell will monitor staffing, logistics and boost operational efficiency of COVID care centres. Moreover, the Army has also deployed medical assistance, including doctors, nursing staff and paramedics, at several COVID centres throughout the country.
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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has requested the Army units in states to help create additional capacities to treat COVID patients. Agreeing to it, Army Chief General MM Naravane said besides providing assistance to civil administrations the Army will render treatment to civilians in its medical facilities. While states topmost army official will contact with CMs, Air Force and Navy have also been asked to gear up for preparedness.
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An Indian Army's Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) Subedar S. Singh lost his life on October 5 after Pakistan shelled heavily along the border areas of J&K's Rajouri district. Indian officials informed that Pakistani Army began "unprovoked ceasefire violation" at around 6:30 PM. Reportedly, this was the fourth such casualty in last five days. However, Indian Army has given befitting reply to Pakistan, said a defence spokesperson.
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Army Chief MM Naravane reviewed the operational situation on ground during his two-day visit to the forward areas of Eastern Ladakh. On June 23, the four star General met with the injured soldiers from the Galwan valley clash who are undergoing treatment. On June 24, The Army Chief interacted with the soldiers who were posted in the disputed areas.
The Four star General of the Indian Army pays a two day visit to Ladakh and is expected to meet with the injured soldiers of the Galwan clash. Updates relating to the India-China talks are expected from him upon his visit. The army chief Naravane will be holding the second day discussion on the security issues with Chinese military which started on June 22.
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The face-offs between troops of India and China have no connection with any domestic or international situation prevailing today, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on May 13. These face-offs have been happening in the past and it has happened again now and "we will deal with it as per protocol between the two countries," said General Naravane.