Armed forces given ‘full freedom’ to deal with Chinese aggression: Report

The armed forces deployed alongside the 3,five hundred-km de-facto border with China have been specified “complete liberty” in offering “befitting” reply to any Chinese aggressive conduct, government sources said right after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a superior-amount assembly with top armed forces brass on the predicament in jap Ladakh.

The assembly was attended by Chief of Defence Employees Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.

The sources said Singh told the top armed forces brass to retain a rigid vigil on Chinese routines close to land border, airspace and in strategic sea lanes, and asked them to adopt a “tough” method in working with any misadventure by Chinese forces.

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