Gen Joshi said the northern command is facing a triple challenge posed by China, Pakistan and the internal security situation.
Twitterati slam Narendra Modi government after Chinese firm bags contract to build Delhi-Meerut RRTS tunnel
With the standoff between India and China along the LAC in Ladakh yet to be resolved, Twitterati termed the awarding of a contract to a Chinese firm 'unacceptable'.
Asserting that India has always been in favour of peace, Singh also said the country can never compromise on its dignity and self-respect.
'New India won't tolerate': Rajnath Singh warns China during graduation parade at Airforce academy Dundigal
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh added that India has been receiving a lot of praise from different countries for its befitting reply to China.
Ladakh standoff: India, China resume diplomatic talks, agree to continue work towards complete disengagement at earliest
The talks were held under the framework of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China border affairs.
MEA said the two sides continue to maintain communication through diplomatic and military channels and these discussions have helped both sides to enhance understanding of each other's positions.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Thursday blamed India again for the border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
The comments by Jaishankar during an online interactive session organised by Australian think tank Lowy Institute came against the backdrop of the LAC standoff.
Meanwhile, China has cancelled plans to jointly launch commemorative stamps with India to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Amid reports of Chinese plans to build dams on the river, India mulls a 10,000 MW hydropower project to counter it
The official said they had got the equipment and machinery to keep the highway open, but added that all their efforts would depend on nature and the intensity of snowfall.
The Chinese and Indian militaries held the 8th round of Corps Commander-level meeting on November 6 to resolve the military standoff that errupted in early May.
If there's agreement on anything, India must insist on a joint statement: Congress on Ladakh standoff
The Congress' senior spokesperson P Chidambaram said after India claimed about disengagement of troops, China has flatly denied any such agreement.
When we have something to share, we will share: MEA on reported proposals on resolving Ladakh standoff
Government sources on Wednesday said India and China have broadly agreed on a three-step process on disengagement of troops and withdrawal of weaponry from all major friction points.
The China Study Group will be going through the details and accordingly the Corps Commanders of the two sides will be meeting soon to discuss the same further, the senior officer added.