Friday, April 16, 2010

Military's role against Maoists after careful thought: Antony (Lead)

Published on : Friday 16 Apr 2010 16:02 - by IANS


The involvement of armed forces in the war against Maoist guerrillas will be taken "after considering all aspects", Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Friday.
"The government will take an appropriate decision after considering all aspects," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Unified Commanders conference here.

The minister was asked about the possibility of involving the armed forces to fight the increasingly aggressive Maoists.

Antony's comments follow those of Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, who said this week that using the air force to target Maoists was risky because innocent civilians could get hit.

Copyright Indo Asian News

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