Military Coup Will Never Happen in India: Antony

Antony also said that the defence forces acted responsibly and functioned on the directives of a democratically-elected government.

Published: 23rd February 2014 08:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2014 08:35 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

A military coup is not even a distant possibility in India, Defence Minister A K Antony said here Sunday.

Antony said this while interacting with the media after giving away awards for Indian Coast Guard personnel.

"A military coup in our country is not even a remote possibility and there is no reason to fear about it," Antony said responding to a question on the statement of a former director general of military operations that the army in 2012 advanced towards the capital.

Antony also said that the defence forces acted responsibly and functioned on the directives of a democratically-elected government.

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