The IAF kickstarted the first major international wargames involving its Rafale fighter jets in Jodhpur on Wednesday with their French counterparts.
The deal to be signed in the next few days with HAL would strengthen the IAF fleet of homegrown fighter jet 'LCA-Tejas' and overall combat capability.
Gen Rawat will be briefed by Lt Gen PGK Menon, the commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps and other senior military officials about the current situation.
Gen Bipin Rawat interacted with personnel of the Army and ITBP deployed in the forward most air maintained post along Subansiri valley.
He will deliver the keynote address at the 62nd Senior Police Officers’ Conference-2020 to be held virtually from December 27 to 30.
Indian Armed forces will leave no stone unturned to safeguard the country's frontiers, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat insisted.
Rawat said, China's attempt to change the status quo on Line of Actual Control along the northern border necessitates high-level preparation on land, sea and air.
Rawat further said governance and security are under constant threat of being undermined by non-state actors and also naval competition among the states.
Rawat said that India wants to share its military capabilities with friendly countries in the neighbourhood and the extended neighbourhood as well as to those who need its support.
Gen Rawat said border confrontations, transgressions and unprovoked tactical military actions spiralling into a larger conflict cannot be discounted.
Government's high-power China Study Group carries out comprehensive review of situation in eastern Ladakh
Army Chief Gen. M M Naravane briefed the meeting about the fresh face-offs between Indian and Chinese troops at both the north and south bank of the Pangong lake.
Members who attended the meeting on Friday included Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar held a detailed discussion with the State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi in Moscow on Thursday.
CDS Bipin Rawat favours reform of defence PSUs; says some vintage military platforms can be exported
Rawat said that some of India's vintage military platforms, with retrofits, can be exported to countries that lack the desired firepower to defend themselves.
Rawat said India faces the most complex threats spanning a full spectrum of possible conflict -- from nuclear to sub-conventional -- but asserted that the armed forces are ready to deal with them.