No deployment of armed forces for anti-Naxal combat operation: Govt

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New Delhi, Oct.10 (ANI): The Government on Saturday ruled out the possibility of deployment of armed forces in anti-Naxal combat operation.

Speaking on the sidelines of an international flight safety conference, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told journalists here that there was no proposal for engaging army against Naxals.

Antony said that internal security was entirely the matter of State Governments and Centre was ready to provide them with adequate Para military forces to curb the menace.

The Air Force can retaliate only in self-defence and for this the decision is yet to be taken, the Defense Minister said.

Reacting on a recent spate of terror attacks in Pakistan including Saturday's terror attack on Pakistan Army headquarters in Rawalpindi, Defense Minister A.K. Antony, said: "Pakistan should take a determined and strong action telling the terrorists, not only to satisfy India, it is in their interest. They will have to contain, they will have to take strong action against the terrorists operating from their territory."

On suspected involvement of Pakistan in the latest bomb attack on the Indian embassy in Afghanisatn capital, Kabul, on Thursday (Oct.8), Antony said the Government was taking up the matter through appropriate channel. (ANI)

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