Despite India’s repeated requests, “all” terrorist camps in Pakistan were intact with many operating in the vicinity of army bases, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here on Friday.
“There are various terrorists groups operating from Pakistan, but despite our repeated requests all terrorist camps are intact. Many of them are in the vicinity of their army bases. It is a matter of concern and worry to us,” Mr. Antony said on the sidelines of a function here.
“Unless Pakistan makes serious and convincing efforts, it won’t help in improving our relations with Pakistan. We are not lowering our guard, we are eternally vigilant and if something happens we will act accordingly,” he said in response to a question about what would India’s reaction be in case of another terrorist attack.
Stating that there was a real and continuous security threat, the minister said: “We are here to defeat their attempts.”
India has blamed Pakistan for not taking any serious action against terrorists operating from its soil after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
Asked about reports of the LeT targeting the National Defence College (NDC) and elite boarding schools in India, Antony said: “We know very well that there are forces who now and then are creating problems in India. We are making all out precautions not only in NDC but across the country.”