Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time

No doubt about armed forces' patriotism: Antony

Andhra Pardesh,Defence/Security,Politics, Wed, 04 Apr 2012 IANS

Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said he did not doubt the patriotism of the armed forces and that the reported movement of two army units towards Delhi in January was 'nothing unusual'.


'(It is) absolutely baseless...,' Antony said responding to a question on the movement of army units towards Delhi without informing the defence ministry, as reported by The Indian Express Wednesday.



'It is an usual natural activity... nothing unusual, and we are absolutely sure of the patriotism of the Indian armed forces,' he said.



Antony said he had 'no doubt on the patriotism of the armed forces'.



'We don't question their patriotism... don't question the patriotism of the soldiers who are dying for the country,' Antony said.



The Express said in a front page report that the Hisar-based Mechanised Infantry and elements from a unit of the airborne 50 Para Brigade based in Agra had moved towards the capital.



It said the movement took place on the night of Jan 16, without following the standard operating procedure of informing the defence ministry in advance.



It said since this happened around the time when army chief Gen. V.K. Singh was waging a judicial battle against the government over his age row, it created unease and suspicion in Delhi.


Manohar Lal being presented with a memento
Manoj Tiwari BJP Relief meets the family members of late Ankit Sharma
Haryana CM Manohar Lal congratulate former Deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani on his 92nd birthday
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.