Corruption cases brought some harm to Army credibility: Antony
Observing that the Army`s credibility and image have been "harmed" due to recent corruption cases, Defence Minister A K Antony Friday said strict action will be taken against personnel found guilty of wrongdoings.
Ranga Pahar, Nagaland: Observing that the
Army`s credibility and image have been "harmed" due to recent
corruption cases, Defence Minister A K Antony Friday said
strict action will be taken against personnel found guilty of
In the recent past, a number of senior serving and
retired Army officials have faced allegations of involvement
in scandals such as Adarsh Housing Society, Sukna and
Kandivali land scam.
"Some recent instances of corruption in high places in
the Army have brought some harm to its credibility and image.
All of you must ensure that dignity of the Army is maintained
at all times. We will take very strict action whenever any
case of corruption comes, or is brought to our notice," the
The Defence Minister was addressing soldiers at the 3
Corps headquarters here.
On a two-day visit to the North-Eastern states, the
Defence Minister also asked the Army to be vigilant and keep
an eye on smallest developments in the neighbourhood and
ensure a high-level of operational preparedness.
The Defence Minister also asked the troops to win the
hearts and minds and to project the Army in a positive light
and establish a healthy relationship with the local populace.
In his meeting with the top Army commanders, Antony
reviewed the security situation at the border and the progress
made in the development of infrastructure in the North-East
Army chief General V K Singh, Defence Secretary Pradeep
Kumar, Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Bikram Singh and GOC 3
Corps Lt Gen N K Singh were also present on the occasion.