Manohar Parrikar raises ‘nuclear, chemical, biological threat’ possibility, says India must be prepared; hints at biological war in Afghanistan

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New Delhi | Updated: March 02, 2017 4:57 PM

Hinting a probable biological war in Afghanistan, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar today asserted that despite threats of nuclear, chemical or biological wars India is ready for any future eventuality.

Congress, Goa, Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister, Army Recruitment Board exam paper scam, Aleixo Reginaldo, Defence Ministry, BJP, Modi-led government, Army exam paper leak, Army scam, Indian ArmyDefence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that there is no confirmation on the matter as yet but the photos were disturbing and the country should be prepared for any kind of warfare. (Source: IE)

Hinting a probable biological war in Afghanistan, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar today asserted that despite threats of nuclear, chemical or biological wars India is ready for any future eventuality. The Defense minister further stated that his remark comes post reports from certain parts of Afghanistan from where photos depict that local population are suffering from blisters and some chemical weapons. While Parrikar said that there is no confirmation on the matter as yet but the photos were disturbing and the country should be prepared for any kind of warfare.

Earlier in the day, strongly condemning yesterday’s twin terror attacks in Kabul, the ministry of External Affairs said that India has been a victim of terrorist violence and understands the pain and suffering of the people of Afghanistan.

“India has been a victim of terrorist violence and understands the pain and suffering of the people of Afghanistan. We reiterate our resolve to work with Afghanistan to bring the perpetrators of terrorist violence to the justice they deserve wherever they may be,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

It also conveyed condolences to the people and the Government of Afghanistan for the loss of lives and property in yesterday’s blast. “It is our sincere hope that the injured will make early recovery,” it added.

The near-simultaneous attacks struck the Afghan capital around noon on Wednesday. First, a suicide car bomber targeted a police station in western Kabul. The explosion was followed by a gun battle between the police and several attackers. In the second attack, a bomber detonated explosives outside offices of the intelligence service in eastern Kabul.

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