Army chief blames 'rogue elements' for controversy
New Delhi, Apr 7: Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh has blamed "rogue elements" in the bureaucracy for stoking controversies and denied any rift between him and Defence Minister A.K. Antony.
"There is nothing wrong. I am on the same page as the government. We enjoy good relations, and I have no differences with the (minister)," Gen Singh told The Hindu newspaper in Kathmandu.
The newspaper said the army chief accused "rogue elements of the bureaucracy" of wanting to "blow things up".
This is Gen Singh's first interview following the controversy over the alleged unnotified movement of two army units in January that was said to have spooked the government.
The chief said the Jan 16-17 movement of two units was routine and the army didn't need to notify the government about it.
"Notify for what? What was happening? We keep doing this so many times," he said.
He said the Wednesday Indian Express article on the troop movement was "absurd and deplorable".
Asked who could be behind it, the general said he didn't want to "waste time thinking about it" but pointed fingers at a section of the bureaucracy.IANS
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