'26/11 changed border security perspective'
Before 26/11 terror attack, India's concept of border security related mainly to the land, but now it had widened, Union Defence Minister AK Antony said on Saturday.india Updated: May 21, 2011 20:12 IST
Before 26/11 terror attack, India's concept of border security related mainly to the land, but now it had widened, Union Defence Minister AK Antony said on Saturday.
"After 26/11, we have learnt lot of lessons. Previously, we thought border means only land. But after 26/11, the country is focusing on the land, air, water and even the space," Antony said, talking to reporters at Vasco, 40 km from Panaji.
Antony was here to commission first and second phase of Goa Shipyard Limited's modernisation project.
Post Mumbai attack, more emphasis was being put on maritime security, he said.
The minister conceded that the country remained lax in the past with regard to modernisation. "For many years, we were not able to give proper attention towards modernisation of armed forces and our country also suffered in the past....in the present years, government is giving proper attention to speedy modernisation of the armed forces. Now our armed forces and also department is moving at fast speed," he said.
The last fiscal, Defence Ministry spent the entire capital expenditure amount allotted to it, he added.