Panaji, Feb 19: Ahead of the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Friday, Feb 19, that the presence of 42 terrorist camps in Pakistan is an open secret.
"Everybody knows that there 42 terrorist camps across the border. Attempts at infiltration are on increase. Terrorists are very active and it is our main concern," Antony said.
Speaking on the upcoming talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries, the defence minister said that it was too early to make predictions.
"It is our considered decision to talk to Pakistan. Their foreign secretary is coming. There is nothing wrong to have talks. But it is too early to say about the outcome. I am not an astrologer," he said.
The meeting between the Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir will take place in New Delhi on Feb 25.
This will be the first peace talk held between the two countries after the Mumbai terror attacks.
Antony made the statement at the induction ceremony of the MiG 29 fighter aircraft in the Indian Navy.