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'Well prepared to tackle terror threats from Pak'

delhi Updated: Mar 30, 2009 14:49 IST

Expressing serious concern over the latest terror attacks in neighbouring Pakistan, Army on Monday said the armed forces are well prepared to tackle “any spill over” of Pakistan’s problems on to India.

“The Indian armed forces are prepared at all times should there be a spill over of any kind of problems on to our side,” Vice Chief of Army Staff Noble Thamburaj said, responding to queries in the wake of the attack on the Lahore police training centre on Monday morning, leaving several dead.

Maintaining that India wanted stability in the entire South Asia neighbourhood, he said the region would attain the much-needed prosperity only if peace prevailed.

Noting that certain developments in the region in the last few years had caused instability, Thamburaj said: “Definitely, any kind of instability in the region...impinges on our security concerns...because we are neighbours and it is a cause for concern.”

India was “watching and monitoring the situation very carefully,” Thamburaj said adding the forces were “absolutely well trained. The training is constantly there.”