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India well equipped and geared-up to combat border issues: Sitharaman

Defence Ministry along with Indian Army is all decked up. We are monitoring every situation very diligently and closely: Sitharaman.

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Nirmala Sitharaman On Indian Defence

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Nirmala Sitharaman
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Photo: PTI

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that New Delhi is fully geared and equipped to combat any untoward situation.

Answering posers on the Doklam stand-off and incessant ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Sitharaman said that the defence forces, along with the Centre, are monitoring every situation very closely.

"I assure the people of the nation that we are prepared to deal with every kind of situation. The Defence Ministry, along with the Indian Army, is all decked up. We are monitoring every situation very diligently and closely," said Sitharaman.

According to recent developments, as part of the disengagement, the Chinese troops have left the dispute area of Doklam along with bulldozers and removed the tents which they had pitched.

Reportedly, there were about 1700-1800 Chinese troops in the area where they proposed to build a road and all of them have left.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire more than three times in this month.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 13:43 IST
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