NEW DELHI, June 14 (PTI): Defence Minister A K Antony today discounted the possibility of Kargil-type operations in Arunachal Pradesh as apprehended by a minister of the state, saying the situation on the border was under constant monitoring and capabilities were being upgraded.
"Just as the other side (China) is increasing their capabilities in our part, our Army and Air Force are steadily increasing their capabilities. So we are confident of protecting our interest in any territory. At the moment the border is peaceful," he told reporters.
"We are closely monitoring the border situation. Our Armed Forces, especially Army, are constantly upgrading their capabilities on the eastern sector," he added.
Arunachal Pradesh's Minister for Finance and Planning Kalikho Pul, during his meeting with Planning Commission Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, had reportedly cautioned the government against a Kargil-like situation in the state.