A distinct change this time is the increase of on ground friction positions which total to 17 such locations along the 832 kilometer long LAC in Ladakh.
The meeting between Rajnath Singh and the former defence ministers is viewed as an outreach initiative of the government ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on July 19.
Ready to seek mutually acceptable solution to issues requiring 'emergency response' at LAC: Chinese FM to Jaishankar
The Chinese foreign ministry statement pointed out that during the meeting between Wang and Jaishankar, both sides believe the two countries must lift bilateral relations out of the low level.
Jaishankar holds talks with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi as India keeps a close eye on PLA activities at LAC
The two ministers agreed that the next round of military dialogue should be convened at the earliest and its focus should be on discussing all the remaining issues to find a acceptable solution.
Sources in the security establishment said that “the Chinese have been creating permanent structures, including those required for defences and habitation of the troops”.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said that Beijing not observing agreements has led to the disturbance of the foundation of India-China ties.
India and China were locked in a military standoff at multiple friction points in eastern Ladakh since early May last year.
About the resolution of the prolonged standoff, Gen Rawat said both sides are engaged in negotiations political, diplomatic and military levels to resolve the row.
Gen Naravane said that the development along northern borders in the past year showed that the armed forces will have to be continuously prepared.
The additional deployment is expected to give India more options to attack and seize territory in China if necessary in a strategy known as “offensive defence”, a senior official as saying.
Wang's remarks also came days after India and China on Friday agreed to hold the next round of military talks at an early date to achieve the objective of complete disengagement in eastern Ladakh.
The two countries agreed to this as they held another round of diplomatic talks to resolve the prolonged border standoff in eastern Ladakh that erupted in early May last year.
India's comments on the matter came a day after China said its military deployment in the region is a normal "defence arrangement" aimed to respond to actions by the "relevant" country.
Zhao said the military deployment by China in the western sector along the border is a 'normal defence arrangement.'
It is learnt that another round of Corps Commander-level talks will be held following the diplomatic dialogue.