Keeping a close watch on Pakistan situation: Chidambaram

January 12th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS  

P. Chidambaram New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Amid reports of tension between the government and military in Pakistan, India Thursday said it was keeping a close watch on the developments in the neighbouring country.

“We are closely following developments in Pakistan,” Home Minister P. Chidambaram said at a press conference, responding to questions about the situation in Pakistan.

Asked if the Cabinet Committee on Security discussed the issue during its meeting earlier in the day, Chidambaram replied in the negative.

At another press conference, Army chief General V.K. Singh said the defence forces were alert and ready for any eventuality.

Asked whether any alert had been issued on the borders in view of the deteriorating situation in Pakistan, he said armed forces do not wait for somebody to tell them to be more alert.

“The armed forces have their own methodologies, drills and standard operating procedures, which they follow. We do not have to wait for somebody to tell us to be more alert or sound red alert. We are always alert,” he said.

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