Jodhpur, Sep 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday attended an annual conference of India’s top commanders from the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force which deliberated extensively on the external security challenges facing the country, official sources said. Also Read - 'Must be Set Free,' Omar Abdullah Calls to Release Mehbooba Mufti From Detention

The conference was also attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and top brass of the defence ministry. A range of issues including the situation along the border with China as well as geo-political power play in the critical sea lanes surrounding India were understood to have discussed in the conference, the sources said. Also Read - CRPF Jawan Martyred, Another Injured as Militant Hurls Grenade at Patrolling Party in Kashmir

The conference also carried out a comprehensive review of the anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - John Bolton Accuses WHO of Being 'Accomplice to China's Coverup of COVID-19', Asks Director-General To Resign

The sources said the chiefs of the Army, Navy and the Air Force presented to the prime minister an account of India’s security preparedness.

The conference took place a day ahead of the second anniversary of the surgical strike on September 29, 2016.

The commanders also deliberated on ways to bring convergence among the Army, Navy and the Air Force, the sources said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.