India is capable enough to deal with a militant situation, Jitendra Singh, minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office, said on Monday, following a militant attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district.
"This is a zone which has been vulnerable for quite some time. There have been reports of Pak infiltration earlier also," Jitendra Singh told the media in New Delhi.
He said that ministry of home affairs has taken note of it and the "government of India is capable enough to deal with such situation".
Gunmen in army uniform attacked a police station in Dinanagar town at around 530am, killing at least five people and injuring several others.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal were heading for Dinanagar even as encounter was on.
Earlier, Rajnath Singh said he had spoken to the head of the Border Security Force and "instructed him to step up the vigil on India-Pakistan border".
Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said reports the attackers were holding people hostage inside the police station appeared to be false.
(With inputs from IANS)