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No military attack on Pak, says India
December 16, 2008 10:15 IST
Last Updated: December 16, 2008 11:24 IST
India on Tuesday said it was not planning any military action against Pakistan but stressed that the neighbouring country will have to take action against terrorists there for the relations to improve.
"We are not planning any military action, but at the same time unless Pakistan takes actions against those terrorists who are operating from their soil against India and also against all those who are behind the Mumbai terrorist attack, things will not be normal," Defence Minister A K Antony said.
He was talking to media persons on occasion of 'Vijay Diwas' marking the 37th anniversary of India's military victory over Pakistan in the Bangladesh liberation war.
On the issue of troop deployment along the Indo-Pak border, Antony said the situation there was 'normal' and armed forces were 'always ready'.
"Everything is normal because our forces are always ready," the minister said.
The minister denied that India was planning to call off the more than five-year-old ceasefire along the Line of Control [Images].
Refusing to divulge India's course of action in the present scenario, Antony demanded sincere action by Pakistan against the terrorists.
The chiefs of Navy, Army and Air Force -- Admiral Sureesh Mehta, General Deepak Kapoor and Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major -- also attended the Vijay Diwas function.
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