Won't tolerate corruption in armed forces: Antony

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New Delhi, Jan 31: Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday, Jan 31, said the Government will not tolerate even a single instance of corruption in the armed forces.

Antony statement comes after Army's strong action in the Sukhna land scam case.

"Already, Army has taken strong action. I do not want to say anything further... We cannot tolerate even a single instance of corruption," Antony said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a function to present awards to the winning tableaux of the Republic Day parade.

"Compared to many other institutions, armed forces has a much better system of correcting things and punishing the guilty," he said.

The Defence Minister asked to look at the positive aspect of the armed forces and its traditions.

He said, "The sacrifices made by jawans and the officers must also be looked at."

"Our jawans and officers are sacrificing their life, their blood, their health to protect every inch of our territory, to safeguard border security. We must salute them and protect their honour," he added.

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