Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has dismissed claims Britain would not be able to defend the Falklands because of diminished aircraft carrier capabilities.
Mr Hammond said: "We are very clear that our position in relation to the Falklands is that we will be robust in defence of the Falkland Islands but we do not intend to repeat the mistake of 1982 and allow the Falklands to be taken from us.
"We will defend them robustly, we have the assets, the people, the equipment in place to do so. Despite the rhetoric of the media, there is no evidence at all of any military intention by Argentina nor any military capability by Argentina to attempt to retake the Falkland Islands."
The Falkland Islands occupy an odd place in the world and in history. The anniversary of the war that was fought over them is no different.
Services are held in Britain and Argentina to remember the fallen from the 74-day conflict of 1982.
A timeline of the 1982 conflict