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VK Singh: Making up stories against me deplorable

Last updated on: April 5, 2012 13:51 IST

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Army Chief General V K Singh on Thursday dismissed as "absolutely stupid" a report that the Indian government panicked for several hours in the face of unexplained troop movements near Delhi in January.

"This is absolutely stupid," Singh said when asked to comment on the report.

The report in Indian Express that said the government was "spooked" on the night of January 16-17, because of the movement of a mechanised infantry battallion from Haryana's Hisar and a sizeable section of 50 Para Brigade created a storm in the government.

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Image: The front-page report in the Indian Express carried a report on the movement of troops towards New Delhi


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In New Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the defence establishment dismissed the report as "alarmist" and "absolutely baseless".

The army chief is in Nepal to attend the three-day regional seminar on natural disaster management and humanitarian assistance.


Image: Army chief General V K Singh


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"Whosoever is trying to make stories against the army chief is deplorable.

"And what it shows is that people are unnecessarily trying to throw much at both the government and the army and such people should be taken to task," he said.

The Army chief is in Nepal to attend a three-day regional seminar on Natural Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. In New Delhi on Wednesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the defence establishment dismissed the report as "alarmist" and "absolutely baseless".


Image: The defence ministry in New Delhi


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