Oct. 2, 2020, 8:48 a.m.
New Delhi: The Indian Army said on Thursday that Pakistan is making attempts to defame the force and create a divide within it through its malicious campaign.
In a statement, the Indian Army said that over the past few days, a state-sponsored malicious social media disinformation campaign has been run by Pakistan against the Indian Army, and in particular against Lieutenant General Taranjit Singh, a senior officer posted in the Department of Military Affairs (DMA).
“Having failed consistently to incite religion-based disaffection within the country, Pakistan, in a desperate attempt, is now trying to create a divide within the Indian Army,” the force said.
The Indian Army also categorically rejected all such malicious attempts to defame the institution, saying the force is a secular organisation and all the officers and soldiers serve the nation with pride, irrespective of their religion, caste, creed or gender.
Pakistan has been running a campaign on social media that Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operation), Lt General Taranjit Singh, has been detained on the order of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat after he took a stand against the policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.
“Finally, the Indian Army is heading towards the end,” the campaign by Pakistan said.