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Arnab Whatsapp chats row: Leaking of official secret of military ops is treason, says AK Antony

He also said that the government should immediately order an inquiry into information leak about the 2019 air strikes.

Published: 20th January 2021 03:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2021 03:30 PM   |  A+A-

Senior Congress leader and former defence minister AK Antony. (File Photo | PTI)

Senior Congress leader and former defence minister AK Antony. (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Leaking of official secret of military operations is treason and those involved must be punished, Congress leader A K Antony said on Wednesday referring to the purported WhatsApp chats of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami doing the rounds of social media.

Addressing a press conference here, he also said that the government should immediately order an inquiry into information leak about the 2019 air strikes.

"Leaking of official secret of military operations is a national security matter and is treason. Whoever is party to this leakage must be punished and those involved deserve no mercy," Antony said.

On February 26, 2019, India had launched air strikes on what was said to be Jaish-e-Mohammed's training camp in Pakistan's Balakot.



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