NEW DELHI: The Indian Army on Thursday slammed Pakistan for unleashing a “state-sponsored and malicious” social media campaign against the secular ethos of the 13-lakh force.
Officers said fake videos and other “misinformation” about Sikhs in the Indian Army, especially Lt-General Taranjit Singh, who is posted as the deputy chief of integrated defence staff (operations) in the defence ministry, are being systematically spread from across the border.
“Pakistan, in a desperate attempt, is trying to create a divide within the Indian Army. We categorically reject such malicious attempts to defame our institution,” said Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand.
“The Indian Army is a secular organisation. All officers and soldiers serve the nation with pride irrespective of their religion, caste, creed or gender,” he added.