We keep ourselves away from politics, follow govt directives: Gen Rawat

 

We keep ourselves away from politics, follow govt directives: Gen Rawat

New Delhi, January 1, 2020: Newly-appointed Chief of the Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said the armed forces stayed away from politics and worked as per the directives of the government of the day, remarks that come amid allegations that the forces were being politicised.

Gen Rawat said his focus as CDS would be to integrate the efforts of the three services and to work as a team.

“We keep ourselves away from politics. We act according to the directives of the government of the day,” he said.

Gen Rawat said his focus would be to ensure best and optimal use of resources allocated to the three services.

PTI