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Terror camps in Pak are a threat: Antony

india Updated: Aug 18, 2009 16:30 IST
Defence Minister

Defence Minister AK Antony said on Tuesday that dozens of terrorist camps are "functioning actively" in Pakistan along the Indo-Pakistan border and India faced a threat to its security as long as these camps existed.

Asked about Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assertions on Monday at the Chief Ministers' conference in Delhi that India had credible information that terrorists based in Pakistan are planning to carry out fresh attacks in India, Antony said "I have nothing to add to what the Prime Minister had said".

"What the Prime Minister had said was a fact because even today dozens of terrorist camps are functioning actively in Pakistan soil along the Indo-Pakistan border," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Amrita Hospital in Kochi.

"As long as the terrorist camps are functioning in the border areas in Pakistan soil, certainly there is a threat to India, and it is a fact," the defence minister said.

Despite India's continuous demand after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, no concrete steps have been taken to completely dismantle terrorist camps along the border, Antony said.