"Armed forces in India are apolitical," Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State in the Defence Ministry, said in a written response to a question in Parliament.
BJP MPs Manoj Rajoria and Raghav Lakhanpal had asked the government if it was aware of any "attempts at the politicisation of the armed forces".
AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal had then tweeted, "By making such a statement, the Army chief has indulged in politics which is against the constitutional mandate given to him."
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