Gen Naravane also talked about twin challenges of Covid-19 pandemic and the "belligerence" on the northern borders last year.
In May last year, the Chinese People's Liberation Army unilaterally tried to change the status quo at multiple locations along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh.
While expressing the hope that an amicable solution can be reached through “dialogue and discussion”, the Army chief said, “If talks are prolonged, so be it.
They said the focus of the talks was to further strengthen strategic and defence cooperation between the countries.
Nearly 50,000 troops of the Indian Army are deployed in a high state of combat readiness in various mountainous locations in eastern Ladakh in sub-zero temperatures.
Gen. Naravane is currently on a six-day tour of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, in a first-ever visit by a head of the Indian Army to the two strategically important Gulf countries.
The visit by the Army chief is seen as a reflection of India's growing strategic ties with the two countries and is expected to further open up new avenues.
He also said that terrorism emanating from across the border continues to be a serious threat and that it was not abating despite all the efforts being made to check it.
He also sacked his hawkish defence minister Ishwar Pokhrel, who is said to have opposed the invite to the plain-talking Indian Army Chief.
Gen Naravane said he was eagerly looking forward to the visit and exuded confidence that it will go a long way in strengthening the "bonds of friendship" between the armies of the two countries
Army Chief General MM Naravane’s visit to Nepal on November 5 could ease the tension between India and Nepal and is likely to set the stage for foreign secretary-level talks, sources said.
The Lipulekh pass is a far western point near Kalapani, a disputed border area between Nepal and India.
Army commanders to deliberate on long-pending reforms, situation in Eastern Ladakh at 4-day conference
The conference will be chaired by Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane and all top commanders will attend it.
Shringla and Naravane are on a two-day visit to Myanmar, a first where the foreign secretary and the Army chief are a part of the delegation together.
The troops have to maintain combat readiness through the treacherous winter of around four months, military sources said.