Army fully prepared to meet any threat: Vice-Chief

February 21st, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI  


New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): The Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant General Noble Thamburaj on Saturday said the Army is fully prepared to meet any threat from low-intensity conflicts to high-level operations by organizations like the Taliban.
Taliban’’s influence is mainly confined to West Pakistan and Afghanistan, and there is no direct threat to India. If any eventuality arises in future, the Indian Army will give a befitting reply, Lt. Gen. Thamburaj told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
He also said the Army is fully prepared to face any threat from the western flank.
Training is on, equipment is in place and the leadership is determined to face any challenge emanating from the western flank, the Vice Chief of the Army said.
He also said that infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir has come down in the last few years.
He, however, added that there is no room for complacency and additional troops have been deployed for counter-insurgency operations.
The Vice Army Chief also added that environment in the state has undergone a major change. In the recent Assembly elections people, voted in large numbers and boycotted the separatist calls.
He said people in Jammu and Kashmir want peace and development and solution to their daily problems. (ANI)

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