Army chief confirms Pakistan fortifications along the border

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New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): Indian Army Chief Deepak Kapoor on Wednesday (December 16) confirmed the construction of fortifications by Pakistan along the northwestern borders and also in other places, but said it could be a routine thing.

Recently, S. R. Ghosh, General Officer Commanding (GOC), western command, had said that border crossing in the country's northern and northwestern parts were going on.

Kapoor said, the army was in close contact with paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and was monitoring the situation closely.

"We are in consonance and touch and total coordination with each other therefore if something comes up in sector which is ...with the BSF area... it will be well known to us. Some of these structures have come up and some in other areas do keep coming up, it is also part of the kind of preparation or defensive preparation, which a country can do. But we will have to take stock of the whole thing over a period of time and see what is ..." said Deepak Kapoor.

According to the official reports nearly 395 infiltration attempts were reported this year as compared to 342 in 2008.

Pakistan, which like India claims the Kashmir region in full, has consistently denied its involvement in abetting the anti-India insurgency that has killed more than 47,000 people since 1989.

Reacting to intelligence inputs about possible attacks on India's nuclear arsenal by militants, Kapoor gave assurance that the nuclear weapons were completely safe.

"As far as the security of the nuclear weapons is concerned, I want to assure that they are fully secure," Kapoor said.

Union Home ministry had issued an alert on Tuesday (Dec.15) that Taliban trained militants planned to target country's Defence establishments and nuclear research centers like the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC). (ANI)

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