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Army chief in Jammu and Kashmir

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Chief of the Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor is in Jammu and Kashmir to review the Army’s operational preparedness.

In response to a question on reported statements from Pakistan about the right to defend its borders in case of any “aggression,” a spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry said, “The talk of war or creating war hysteria is diversionary. The issue is not defence of Pakistan but a terrorist attack on India from Pakistan.”

‘Visit is routine’

Officials insisted that Gen. Kapoor’s visit was “routine.” Informed sources, however, said it was in response to Pakistan buzzing its fighter jets on Monday.

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