Antony cautions US against military aid to Pakistan

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New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Cautioning the US against providing military aid to Pakistan, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said the weapons could be used to target India.

Antony said the Indian concern has been conveyed to the US authorities.

‘We feel there is every possibility of (Pakistan) diverting most of them (weapons) to the Indian borders. We told the US that they have to be careful about that,’ the defence minister said on the sidelines of a function here.

Antony’s remark comes in the backdrop of the US announcement in March that it would deliver sophisticated drones to Pakistan. America last month also unveiled plans to transfer $600 million to Islamabad as aid to fight Taliban militants near its western borders.

Speaking at the silver jubilee celebration of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Antony said the death sentence to lone surviving Mumbai attacker Ajmal Amir Kasab was a clear message to terror outfits that India can take strong action against criminals and terrorists.

‘It has been proved by this judgment, if there is a will we can take strong action and we can send a proper message to all criminals and terrorists. It is a clear message to the terrorist outfits, organisations and groups working across the border,’ he said in a direct reference to terrorist outfits in Pakistan.

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