India capable of defending itself: Antony
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Oct 18: India has strengthened its military power since the 1962 Sino-Indian war and is now fully capable of defending itself, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Thursday.
“Infrastructure in the northeast is not up to our satisfaction but it has improved a lot as compared to the past...India of 2012 is not India of that period. We are now capable of defending every inch of our country,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a Navy conference here.
He was replying to a question on India vis-a-vis China 50 years after the 1962 war in which India had suffered a humiliating defeat.
Antony said earlier India had not focussed on enhancing infrastructure in northeastern states but "now we have moved very fast. Now our infrastructure, assets and manpower have substantially improved compared to the past.”
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