China talks on, but be ready for any challenge: Defense Minister Rajnath to armed forces India News – Times of India

New Delhi: India is trying to resolve the 15-month-old military confrontation with China in eastern Ladakh through talks. Defense Minister Rajnath Lion On Saturday, even he asked the armed forces to maintain full operational readiness to meet any challenge.
Efforts are on to resolve differences through mutual dialogue with China line of actual control in eastern Ladakh. Addressing the armed forces on the eve of Independence Day, Singh said, “The process of disintegration has been successfully completed at some places.
Turning to Pakistan, the minister said – together the situation Line of control The “vigilance, indomitable valor and vigilance” of the Indian troops has been “under control” over the past year, and infiltration has been prevented. Border ceasefire violations have also come down after a renewed ceasefire with Pakistan in February this year.
If “non-violence is our ultimate duty”, then it is equally important to protect the integrity of the nation. We will always be ready to do anything in the defense of the country, no matter what the cost may be. To maintain peace and prosperity it is necessary that you always remain vigilant in defending the nation,” Singh said.
The government is “leaving no stone unturned” to meet the operational requirements of the armed forces. The capital outlay in the annual defense budget has been increased from Rs 1.13 lakh crore to Rs 1.35 lakh crore, an increase of 18.75% from the previous financial year.
Citing the recent order of Rs 46,000 crore for induction of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and 83 indigenous Tejasie light combat aircraft, he said “operational edge” and combat capability Indian Air Force is being continuously increased.


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