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Pakistan to maintain minimum defence deterrence: Musharraf

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, April 27, IRNA
Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has said that his country would maintain minimum deterrence in conventional and non-conventional areas.

He expressed these views during the corps commanders' meeting in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, local press reports said on Wednesday.

"Pakistan will maintain minimum defensive deterrence in conventional and non-conventional areas, as balance of power is the best guarantee of peace," he said.

General Musharraf also talked about the ongoing restructuring plan of the army as well as the short to long-term development plans.

"In the briefing, the participants were informed on the threat spectrum including the 'Cold Start Doctrine' propagated last year by India, newly-raised South Western Command, Rapid Reaction Force, Special Forces Command, Indian force goals and status of their development plans," the reports said.

::IRNA No.037 27/04/2005 15:41 --End

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