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Indian forces capable of defending borders: PC

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 20:36

New Delhi: India on Monday said its forces are
capable of defending the borders and foil any design of
foreign powers.

"I can`t answer questions on external security. But I am
pretty certain in my mind that our security forces are more
than capable of defending India`s border," Home Minister
P Chidambaram said at a press conference here.

He was responding to questions on a report which
suggested that China could do a Kargil on India "to teach
India a lesson".

The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses(IDSA) said
in its report that the lower end of the conflict (between
India and China) at this level could be a Kargil-like

"China`s aim could be to teach India a lesson so as to
influence India`s rise before its capacity building underway
acquires traction," it said.

Referring to Bangladesh, Chidambaram said the India`s
eastern neighbour has extended "splendid cooperation" in
apprehending Indian insurgents.

"If there are any terrorist group in Bangladesh, I am
sure the Bangladesh government will act against them. We are
in discussion with Bangladesh regarding the Indian insurgent
groups taking shelter in Bangladesh," he said.


First Published: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 20:36

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