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Phone tapping reports are 'fiction': Army chief

HYDERABAD: Army chief General V K Singh today termed as "fiction" media reports of a complaint about telephone tapping to hear conversation in connection with his age row. &quo

Published: 05th March 2012 03:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Army chief General V K Singh today termed as "fiction" media reports of a complaint about telephone tapping to hear conversation in connection with his age row.

"Fiction does not require any reaction. If people concoct stories and some of the irresponsible editors allow those stories to get published, I don't think it requires any reaction," he told reporters here on the sidelines of a book release function.

Asked about his letter to the Defence Ministry over shortage of ammunition in the Army, he said he had apprised the ministry about the status of various inventories.

"The Raksha Rajya Mantri is aware. Our efforts in the last two years have been to ensure that the operational preparedness of the Army improves. In that there are a large number of measures. Periodically, we have been apprising the ministry as to how things are going, what are the shortages and what action needs to be done," he said.

Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju was next to him as he talked to the media.



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