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RSS chief's remarks question Army's capability: NCP

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Sharad Pawar-led NCP today sought an apology from the RSS, saying its chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks that the Sangh could "prepare" military personnel faster than the Army, were an insult to India's armed forces.

"Saying that the RSS swayamsevaks are more prepared (than the Army) is akin to insulting our armed forces. This statement is wrong. The RSS should apologise over such remarks," said.

"Raising a question mark over the capability of the Indian armed forces is not right. If given the orders, our armed forces can take any action (against the enemy) in minutes," the said.

Bhagwat's statement disrespects the armed forces and those who have laid down their lives for the country, he said.

Addressing an RSS workers meet in yesterday, Bhagwat said, "Sangh will prepare military personnel within three days which the would do in 6-7 months. This is our capability. Swayamsewak will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and Constitution permits (to do so)."

The RSS has, however, clarified that Bhagwat's speech has been misrepresented.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 22:20 IST