Indian Army chief General VK Singh on Wednesday claimed that the country's defence forces were competent to undertake an US-like operation that killed al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.
"We have the capability.....If situation arises, all the three wings (army, navy and air force) are competent in carrying out such an operation," Singh replied when journalists asked whether the Indian Army could carry out an operation like the US special forces undertook to kill the world's most dreaded terrorist in Pakistan on early Monday.
Asked whether the US took any assistance from Pakistan during the operation against bin Laden, Singh said, "How can I comment on this?....it is up to Pakistan and the US to clarify on the issue."
Singh was in Lucknow to inaugurate a new block at the Sainik School in the city.
During the function, Singh called upon the students to serve the country by joining the armed forces.