Army, government trust deficit increasing, Advani

BJP leader L K Advani expressed his thoughts over the troop movement report on Friday and said that the controversy has further highlighted that the trust deficit between the army and the government is increasing by the day instead of things cooling down.

He termed the report “extremely alarming” and wrote on his blog saying, “If one reads the April 4 report thoroughly, and the several follow-up stories published on April 5, one would have to concede that the reports are extremely alarming and, as BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad has commented, reveal ‘Government-Army ties at an all-time low’. The story this week does highlight how deep is the trust deficit pervading the Establishment circles these days. One feels relieved, however, to find that the I.E. itself has taken pains to dispel emphatically any sinister meaning being read into the story. In a box item lauding the Army Chief for his ‘impeccable reputation as a professional soldier’, it has said that no one is using the ‘C’ word to imply anything other than ‘curious’.”

He also expressed the opinions of his friends, neighbors, and political leaders quoting their views and reviews on the incident.

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