New Delhi: Indian Defense Minister AK Antony said here on Monday that India was ready to face any challenge from the Taliban. “The situation in Pakistan is very serious and terrorism is spreading,” said Antonio, responding to questions from reporters about Pakistan’s action against the Taliban.
He said if there was a specific threat to India, New Delhi, but promised he was ready to face any challenge to the territorial integrity and national security of nowhere. “We will protect our territory and at the same time we will continue our efforts to expand relations with all our neighbors,” he said when asked whether India is prepared to deal with what the questioner called “the threat of China “.
Moreover, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor said Indian forces a response commensurate to the threat of the Taliban. “We have no doubt that our security forces will respond according to the Taliban every time they try to carry out destructive activities in our country,”
Kapoor was responding to questions from the media after inaugurating a military hospital here. When asked if there was a possibility of spilling over the Taliban in India, said, “whenever there is turbulence in any region, there is always a ripple effect in the neighboring country. That’s something we should all avoid.”