No place for corruption in Indian Army: Antony

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday strongly condemned corrupt practices in the armed forces.

Interacting with the media after distributing awards to best parade contingents here, Antony said the government would not tolerate even a single instance of corruption in the armed forces.

"Already the army has started taking action. Now, I don't want to say anything. We must understand one thing that what happened in Sukhna or other areas, these are all aberrations," Antony said.

Antony's rection came just two days after Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor ordered court martial of former Military Secretary Lt. General Avadhesh Prakash.

Lt General Prakash who was one of the eight key advisors at the Army Headquarters was indicted by the Court of Inquiry (CoI) investigating the Sukhna Land Scam.

Commenting on the prevailing aituataion along the international border and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Antony said: "We feel that even though there are continuous attempts from the enemies across the border for infiltration, but at the same time, on the whole, the situation in Kashmir is improving.

"By and large situation in Kashmir is much better now. The violence level still has come down," he added. (ANI)

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