Amid reports of China selling 36 advanced fighter aircrafts to Pakistan and planning to launch an intelligence satellite, the Indian Armed Forced (IAF) has said that there was “nothing to worry”, for Indian armed forces were capable enough to defend country’s interest.
“Do not worry and do not make people worry. Our country is strong enough. Our Army, Navy and Air Force are capable of looking after the interest of our country,” Air Chief Marshal P V Naik told reporters in New Delhi on the sidelines of an aerospace medicine seminar.
He was speaking in response to a query whether China’s sale of fighter jets to Pakistan and their plans of launching an intelligent satellite soon was a cause of worry to India.
“When a sovereign country interacts with another country, there is no issue over selling weapons. It is up to them,” he said on the fighter jet sales.
He said that many countries had intelligence satellites and there are many kinds of satellites in the space today.
“However, we have stated that we are not for militarisation of space and the entire world has said that it is not for militarisation of space,” he said.
“What China has been doing…we have nothing to do about it. It is their problem. Let them do anything. Do not worry, we are capable of taking care of the country,” he added.