- NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's
navy chief confirmed on Wednesday his force was fully mobilised as part
of the country's tense military stand-off with nuclear foe Pakistan.
- "All three wings of the armed forces are fully
We are ready, ships are armed, fuelled and provisioned," Admiral
Singh told his first news conference since the stand-off began.
- "The navy is fully stood to, its powder is dry,
we are ready," he said. He refused to confirm or deny the existence
of nuclear weapons on board Indian warships.
- Singh also said the presence of U.S. warships in the
region may slightly complicate matters but did not worry him.
- India and Pakistan have massed close to one million
and military equipment on their frontier after New Delhi blamed
Muslim guerrillas for a bloody attack on its parliament last month.
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