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Three Service Chiefs call on Defence Minister

Indian Army

New Delhi. With the situation along the Indo-Pakistan border continuing to remain tense and Pakistan refusing permission to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft overfly that country enroute to Saudi Arabia, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat along with Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief RKS Bhadauria on October 28 called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh here.

“Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria called on Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh in New Delhi, today,” a Defence Ministry spokesperson said in a tweet.

The meeting comes as the situation on LOC remains tense. The LOC has seen several ceasefire violations by the Pakistani side in order to infiltrate terrorists.

On October 20, Defence Minister had spoken to General Bipin Rawat over the situation following the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Jammu Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector.