No decision on AFSPA revocation: A K Antony

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 17: Defence minister A K Antony said on Monday that there has been no decision on removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir.
“No decision has been taken so far to withdraw it (AFSPA) from any area of the state,” Antony said in Lok Sabha. “The Group of Interlocutors in their report has suggested amendment of AFSPA as one of the measures,” he said.
On China, he said government is “closely watching” all activities of China and necessary measures have been initiated to protect the economic and security interests of the country.
"Government is closely watching all activities of China and is fully seized of security needs of the country. Necessary measures have been initiated to ensure national security and economic interests of the country," Antony said.
Responding to a query on China's plan to establish an astronomical observatory in Aksai Chin area with help of Japan and South Korea, he said, "the observatory is apparently coming up at Shiquanhe which is located in the People's Republic of China."

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