Indian Forces well trained to face terror threat from across the border

March 30th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Concerned over the terror attack on the Lahore police Academy, which claimed the lives of at least 27 policemen, Indian Army on Monday assured that security forces are well equipped to meet any challenges spilling over from across the border.

Talking to the reporters here, Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Noble Thamburaj said: “The Indian armed forces are prepared at all times should there be a spillover of any kind of problems on to our side.”

He informed that the armed forces are “absolutely well trained.”

Lt. Gen. Thamburaj acknowledged the heightened sense of fear of terror due to instability in the South Asian region over the past few years.

“Definitely, any kind of instability in the region…impinges on our security concerns…because we are neighbours and it is a cause for concern,” he said.

Lt. Gen. Thamburaj conveyed that India wants stability in South Asian countries. He said the region would attain much-needed prosperity only if peace prevailed.

Meanwhile, the security forces in Pakistan have claimed that they have been successful in nabbing three attackers alive during the eight hour long siege.

Talking to a private television channel, Interior Affairs Advisor Rehman Malik also confirmed that the siege is over. Rehman claimed that four terrorist were killed in the operation, besides the three nabbed alive.

According to sources, 10 to 12 gunmen entered the training center in police uniform and opened fire on the parade, which was being carried out by the security personnel.

Security personnel have secured the training school building and all 800 hostages have been rescued.

Two attackers were nabbed from the second floor of the building while one of them was caught outside the building in the parade ground, a senior police official said. (ANI)

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