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Bipin Rawat briefs ex-Army chiefs about Doklam, LoC situation in J&K

Various issues relating to human resource policy of the force were also discussed, sources said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat
Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat

The has briefed its former chiefs about the overall security challenges facing the country, including on the Dokalam standoff, and the situation along the Line of Control in

The former chiefs were also apprised of the 73-day-long Dokalam standoff with and the surgical strikes against terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) last year, official sources said.

The former chiefs were briefed by the incumbent Gen. at a three-day biennial Chiefs' Conclave, which will conclude tomorrow.

Eight former chiefs including Generals (retd) V P Malik, Deepak Kapoor, S F Rodrigues, J J Singh, V N Sharma, Vikram Singh and Dalbir Singh Suhag attended the conclave.

They were also told about steps being taken to enhance the combat capability of the force as also structural reform initiatives.

Various issues relating to human resource policy of the force were also discussed, sources said.

The chief had on Wednesday said the country should be prepared for a two-front war, noting that had started "flexing its muscles" and there seemed no scope for any reconciliation with Pakistan.

"As far as northern adversary is concerned, the flexing of muscle has started. The salami slicing, taking over territory in a very gradual manner, testing our limits of threshold is something we have to be wary about and remain prepared for situations emerging which could gradually emerge into conflict," he had said.

In military parlance salami slicing denotes divide and conquer process of threats and alliances used to overcome opposition.

First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 22:27 IST