"The Taliban are a threat to world peace, our region and a real threat to India," Anthony told reporters on the sidelines of the two-day Unified Commanders Conference.
Antony also expressed concern over the situation in Pakistan. "Pakistan is in turmoil. We are very concerned about it. We are trying to convince Pakistan that they have to take strict action against anti-India elements operating from there," he added.
"Of late, there is a decline in infiltration along the border. But we cannot say it is an improvement, since terrorists are still operating from the other side. India can not lower its guard at the border, especially in Jammu Kashmir. We have to be very vigilant and careful," Antony contended.