Taliban, not just a threat to Pakistan but world peace: Antony

June 19th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday said that Taliban is a threat to the world peace and India has been trying to impress upon Pakistan to take more proactive actions to ban the Taliban.

“Taliban is threat not only to Pakistan, Taliban is a threat to the world peace. That’s why we are again and again trying to impress upon Pakistan that they should take strong actions. Even a few days back our Prime Minister told Pakistani President that they should take more proactive actions,” said Antony, on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi.

On the induction of Agni-5 missile with added capability, a reach of 5,000 kilometres and multiple warheads, Antony said that the induction of weapons was an ongoing process based on the security scenario.

“I can assure you as per changing threat perceptions whatever capacity will be needed to protect our national security we will take it,” said Antony.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari had sought more time to act against anti-India militants because Islamabad’s fight with the Taliban had entered a crucial phase.

Singh’s comments came a day after he urged Zardari to ensure Pakistan was not used to launch attacks on India. (ANI)

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