Indian Army will never stage a coup, says Modi

Tirupur: “Few days ago, the nation showed its utter disgust at a story of how a top UPA Minister kept pushing a narrative that our army will do a coup. Every Indian knows that our army can do no such thing, but look at the Congress attitude,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Speaking at a public rally here, Modi said an army coup would never happen in India. He was referring to the alleged planting of false stories that the army under the then chief V K Singh had planned a army coup in 2011.

Recently, Union minister and former Army chief V K Singh had written to Modi seeking a probe into the alleged planting of false stories about an attempted coup during the UPA government in 2012.

Talking about the ‘One Rank One Pension’, Modi said Congress left no opportunity to belittle the Indian army. At a time when the Indian army was carrying out a surgical strike, Congress leaders had used unpardonable language for the army chief.

He further stated that the NDA government was future-proofing India, that is, a holistic approach to development that protects the future generations.

The holistic approach to development included the speed doubling seen in the pace of road constructions, Bharat Mala project that connected the remotest corners of the nation and ‘Sagarmala‘ that harnessed the power of ports, and many more, he said.

NT Bureau