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No possibility of coup ever: Antony

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KOCHI, Feb 23 � Seeking to put a lid on fresh controversy over movement of two army units near Delhi in 2012, Defence Minister A K Antony today 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, reports PTI.

�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.

He was replying to a query on the fresh controversy that erupted on the movement of two army units near Delhi two years ago with the then DGMO Lt Gen A K Choudhary stating that there may have been �distrust� between the Army and government on the issue.

�There is no need for any worry. There is no possibility of a military coup ever,� Antony said.

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No possibility of coup ever: Antony

KOCHI, Feb 23 � Seeking to put a lid on fresh controversy over movement of two army units near Delhi in 2012, Defence Minister A K Antony today 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, reports PTI.

�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.

He was replying to a query on the fresh controversy that erupted on the movement of two army units near Delhi two years ago with the then DGMO Lt Gen A K Choudhary stating that there may have been �distrust� between the Army and government on the issue.

�There is no need for any worry. There is no possibility of a military coup ever,� Antony said.

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