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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat warns against complaints on social media, says such acts could be punished

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat On Sunday Discouraged The Use Social Media For Complaints Within Indian Army. Addressing The Media On The Army Day, Rawat Said, Soldiers Can Reach Out To Him Directly If They Weren’t Satisfied With The Action Taken.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 15 Jan 2017, 05:24:44 PM
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat warns against complaints on social media (Getty Image)

New Delhi:

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday discouraged the use social media for complaints within Indian Army. Addressing the media on the Army Day, Rawat said, soldiers can reach out to him directly if they weren’t satisfied with the action taken.

“A few colleagues are using social media to share their problems. It affects the morale of the jawans and thereby the army,” he said.

Rawat even added that such acts could even incite punishment. 

Army chief also wished all soldiers, veterans and their family members on the occasion of 69th Army Day. 

Reviewing the parade at the Army Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment, General Bipin Rawat said, "Salute martyrs who sacrificed their lives, our valour is because of them; indebted to them and their families".

Here are some of the key points General Rawat made during his address on the occasion - 

# The situation along the line of control was pretty sensitive but the Army has been able to restore stability in the region. 

# Despite the proxy war in J&K, the army believes in maintaining peace along the border. However, the army is ready to give a befitting reply to any military action from across the border.

# We want to develop a mechanism whereby we can have good relations with China on the military and diplomatic front

# We are always ready to extend a hand of friendship to those nations who seek peace. However, we are ready to counter any sort of aggression and safeguard our frontiers.

# There are some insurgent groups who are in the process of disrupting peace in the North East. The army shall continue combating such group to restore calm in the region.

# Left extremism has also been a major factor in disrupting force in some states.The army is co-ordinating action against such groups.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said the army had put proper channels in place for jawans to put across their grievances and discouraged them from using social media to raise them as it would affect the overall morale of the army. 

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First Published : 15 Jan 2017, 11:45:00 AM