Need to remain vigilant along borders: Antony
The foiled terror plot in Ambala, possibly aimed at targeting the national capital, was just a "tip of the iceberg", Defence Minister AK Antony said.
New Delhi: The foiled terror plot in Ambala,
possibly aimed at targeting the national capital, was just a
"tip of the iceberg", Defence Minister AK Antony said on Saturday,
cautioning people to remain vigilant in the prevailing
"sensitive and delicate" atmosphere.
"Ambala incident is a tip of iceberg. The present
situation is very sensitive and delicate, and we have to be
alert 24/7 along both the land borders and coastlines," he
told reporters on the sidelines of the IAF placement fair
Antony was responding to a query, whether the armed
forces were put on alert after the incident where a possible
terror attack was foiled before Diwali with the recovery of
over 5 kg of explosives from a car parked outside the Ambala
Cantt railway station.
Asked if the government would ask Pakistan to take action
against anti-Indian elements there on the issue, he said, "It
is very serious incident and we are inquiring about it. Very
soon, the reports will come and then we will take action."
In his address at the event, the Defence Minister urged
the armed forces to maintain a strong vigil along the borders
as the country was living in a "sensitive and dangerous"
Asked about the probe into the alleged scam in the
Directorate General of Resettlement, he said, "As soon as we
get the reports, we will take actions. We will not spare
Last month, the Defence Ministry had asked the Serious
Fraud Investigation Office under the Corporate Affairs
Ministry to probe alleged irregularities in the Directorate
General Resettlement (DGR) for ex-servicemen.
The decision was taken after an inquiry report suggested
that DGR officials had flouted norms and guidelines of various
schemes and were involved in administrative improprieties.