Antony Warns of More Terror Attacks, Assures Security

Defence Minister AK Antony has warned of more terror strikes and infiltration bids along the Line of Control but assured that security forces are ready to counter these threats, reported IANS.

“In the last two months, the attempts to infiltrate into Kashmir have increased. The trend will continue as those inimical to our country see that the situation in Kashmir is improving and they cannot tolerate it,” Antony was quoted as saying while talking to reporters in New Delhi.

“India has to be ready for more attempts at infiltration and terrorist attacks, and we assure that the armed forces will take every step to counter them,” he was quoted as saying.

He made the statement while speaking on the sidelines of a function organised by the India chapter of an NGO, Transparency International.

Antony visited Kashmir earlier this month to take stock of the security situation there.

He said during the visit that local police would be entrusted with more responsibility but after review of security situation.

Last year, the armed forces withdrew nearly 30,000 troops from Jammu and Kashmir.

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