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Indian army chief confirms Pakistan troop movements

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The head of India’s army on Wednesday confirmed that Pakistan has redeployed troops along the two countries’ tense border but said he regarded war as a “last resort.”

Tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals dramatically escalated after India accused “official agencies” in Pakistan of involvement in the November 26 Mumbai attacks.


Islamabad has angrily rejected the allegations, and Pakistani officials said last month that troops were being moved from the northwest tribal areas bordering Afghanistan to the eastern border near India.

“The aspect of some (Pakistani) troops coming towards the east… we are aware of it. That has happened. They have come to the eastern border of Pakistan with India,” India’s General Deepak Kapoor told a news conference.

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