Should Non-State Groups Like RSS Assist The Army?

PUBLISHED ON: February 17, 2018 | Duration: 50 min, 16 sec

   
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Widely regarded as the ideological big brother of the BJP, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's clout over the government has been increasing since the BJP government came to power. In a recent controversy, the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat appeared to suggest that the organisation could be deployed to defend the nation faster than the army. The RSS later clarified that the organisation was by no means undermining the army but was stating that their disciplined lifestyle offers them an edge when it comes to military action. On this week's episode of The Big Fight, we try and debate the various interpretations of the RSS chief's statement while also looking at the organisations' journey from a cultural one to one that actively engages in politics and governance.
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