Raising concerns over “politicisation of the military”, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday made it clear that defence forces work best when they operate in a secular environment and “should be somehow” kept away from politics.
Rawat said it was essential that the military stayed far away from politics for a vibrant democracy. “The military should be somehow kept out of politics. Of late, we have been seeing that politicisation of the military has been taking place. I think we operate in a very secular environment. We have a very vibrant democracy where the military should stay far away from politics,” he said at an event organised by the United Service Institution.