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Almost all terror groups active in Pakistan: Antony

india Updated: Jan 09, 2010 15:20 IST

Voicing concern over reports that a large number of militants from PoK are waiting to cross the LoC into Kashmir, Defence Minister A K Antony on Saturday said almost all terrorist groups are "still active" in Pakistan which has not cracked down on them, despite repeated requests from India.

"This is a matter of concern because in spite of repeated requests from the Indian government, almost all terrorist outfits operating from across the border are still active and the Government of Pakistan is not taking much steps", he told reporters at the Indian Coast Guard headquarters in Kochi.

He said the Kashmir situation was a "matter of concern", though the scenario has "not worsened" compared to last year.

On reports that over 700 terrorists were waiting across the border in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) to sneak into J&K, he said India has taken all precautions to deal with the situation.

Hitting out at Pakistan for its sharp reaction on India's military doctrine, he said, "I don't know why there is this over-reaction. India is not a war-mongering country.

"In spite of our differences with some of the neighbouring countries, we are trying to improve our relations with them. We have no extra-territorial ambition but our concern is to protect the country's territorial integrity."