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No possibility of armed coup in India ever, says Defence Minister Antony

Kochi(Kerala): Seeking to put a lid on fresh controversy over movement of two army units near Delhi in 2012, Defence Minister A K Antony Sunday  said Indian military is a responsible force which obeys the

PTI [ Updated: February 24, 2014 9:01 IST ]
no possibility of armed coup in india ever says defence
no possibility of armed coup in india ever says defence minister antony

Kochi(Kerala): Seeking to put a lid on fresh controversy over movement of two army units near Delhi in 2012, Defence Minister A K Antony Sunday  said Indian military is a responsible force which obeys the civilian government's decisions and in no circumstances there will be a military coup in the country.


"In no circumstances there will be a military coup in India. Since the last seven years I have been associated with the Indian defence forces-- those in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard with not only with those on top but the ordinary jawans and personnel on the border region also.

"I can say one thing with conviction. Indian military is a responsible force. While the military takes decisions on operations, it obeys all policy matters taken by the civilian government. There is no need for any concern," Antony told reporters here on the sidelines of a Coast Guard Investiture ceremony here.

The so called movement of army was a "routine training exercise" only. It is a 'closed chapter", he said.

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