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Antony sees 'hot summer' for security forces

mumbai Updated: Apr 01, 2010 16:14 IST

"Those inimical to India's interest are trying to infiltrate more and more terrorists across the border and the summer is going to be a hot summer for the security forces," Defence Minister AK Antony told reporters after the launch of third destroyer under project 15 A, built by Mazgaon Docks for the Indian Navy.

"The army is ready to face the attempts to sneak in more and more terrorists across the border this summer," the minister said.

The Army, Navy and Airforce needs to modernise "and the government is very clear that we need to modernise our armed forces very fast," he said.

"After 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, everybody realised that coastal security is becoming very important," he said.

Earlier, speaking at the launch ceremony, Antony said, "we want to build naval ships indigenously and we must involve private shipyards. We cannot go back to the old days of depending on foreign shipyards to fulfill our needs."

"Naval aircraft carrier Gorshkov, acquired from Russia would be commissioned in the Indian Navy in 2010," he said.

"Also, the indigenous aircraft carrier being built at Kochi would be commissioned in 2014," Antony said.