India keeping all options open: Indian Army chief

January 14th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A war with Pakistan was the last resort but India was keeping all options open given its view that the “perpetrators of 26/11″ were from that country, Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor said Wednesday. Stressing that Indian troops were ready, he said: “We do feel that the perpetrators of 26/11 were from Pakistan. In view of that, in India we are keeping all our options open.

“It must be understood that it is not to create any war hysteria and the options include diplomatic, economic and, as a last resort, fighting,” Kapoor said at a press conference.

He added that the army was aware about troop movement from FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) to Pakistan’s eastern border with India.

“Having known this fact, let me assure you that the Indian Army has factored this in its plans,” he said.

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