Army gearing up for ‘dirty bomb’ warfare

January 14th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The prospect of a terrorist laying hands on nuclear weapons is a global worry and India is also gearing up for this “fourth generation warfare”, Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor said here Wednesday.“It is very much a part of our thought process and we call it fourth generation warfare or the dirty bomb,” Kapoor told reporters during a conference organised ahead of the 61st Army Day.

“This is the new dimension added to the policy of the Indian Army apart from the counter insurgency and anti-terrorism operations,” Kapoor added.

The army chief also hoped that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal was in safe hands.

“I suppose there is a degree of stability and this (Pakistan nuclear weapons falling in the hands of terrorists) does not happen. I hope their (Pakistan’s) weapons are as secure as of any other country,” Kapoor lamented.

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