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Indian weapons are fully secure: Army chief

Source: PTI
December 16, 2009 17:02 IST
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With intelligence inputs suggesting that terrorists were planning to attack India's nuclear installations, Army chief General Deepak Kapoor on Wednesday said Indian weapons were 'fully secure' and that there was no doubt about their safety.

"As far as Indian nuclear weapons are concerned, I can assure you that whatever weapons we have, they are fully secure and there is no doubt about their safety," he told reporters.

On Tuesday, the home ministry had issued an alert that Taliban-trained 'fidayeen' (suicide squads) have sneaked into the country to carry out attacks at specific installations, including the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre and defence establishments.

The home ministry had alerted Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Delhi police to take necessary measures to beef up security at the target sites and intensify patrolling, specially in airports, railway stations, bus terminus and hotels.

Responding to a question on fortification of bunkers and posts by Pakistani forces along the international border and the Line of Control, the Army chief said, "Some of these structures have come up and some others in other areas do keep coming up. It is also part of the kind of defensive preparation, which a country can do."

Kapoor said the forces will take stock of the development for some time to see the effect of the additional fortification of these bunkers and posts.

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