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Army fully geared up: Kapoor

india Updated: Jan 31, 2009 20:40 IST

In the backdrop of mounting tension between India and Pakistan over Mumbai terror attack, Army today said it was fully geared up to do what the national leadership would like the armed forces to do.

"I can say without any iota of doubt. We are fully prepared whatever the national leadership would like us to do or achieve," Army chief General Deepak Kapoor told reporters here today.

Asked what option India has as Pakistan has almost rejected the dossier sent by New Delhi, he said, "This is something which the national leadership should be able to answer better. They are the ones dealing with this level. The military will act or react depending on the decision taken at national level."

General Kapoor, who reviewed various operational plans with top army officers here, said infiltration from across the border was not possible at this part of the season through known routes because the mountain passes get closed due to snow.

However, he did not rule out infiltration of terrorists from Pirpanjal range in the state. "Infiltration may not be ruled out as terrorists can came to the valley from south Pirpanjal," he said.

He said terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan was very much intact and continuing across the border and infiltration may go up once the snow melts on the borders and terrorists may try to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, General Kapoor said security forces were fully prepared to foil their attempts to sneak into the valley.