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Telephone tapping: Army chief terms it as 'fiction'

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First published: March 5, 2012, 2:39 PM IST | Updated: March 5, 2012
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Telephone tapping: Army chief terms it as 'fiction'
General VK Singh was responding to media reports of a complaint about telephone tapping to hear conversation in connection with his age row.

Hyderabad: Army chief General VK Singh on Monday denied reports of him tracking phone conversations of ministers. He also stuck to his stand that ammunition in the Army was seeing an alarming shortage.

He termed as 'fiction' media reports of a complaint about telephone tapping to hear conversation in connection with his age row.

"Fiction does not require any reaction. If people concoct stories and some of the irresponsible editors allow those stories to get published, I don't think it requires any reaction," he told reporters here on the sidelines of a book
release function.

Asked about his letter to the Defence Ministry over shortage of ammunition in the Army, he said he had apprised the ministry about the status of various inventories.

"The Raksha Rajya Mantri is aware. Our efforts in the last two years have been to ensure that the operational preparedness of the Army improves. In that there are a large number of measures. Periodically, we have been apprising the
ministry as to how things are going, what are the shortages and what action needs to be done," he said.

Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju was next to him as he talked to the media.

(With additional inputs from PTI)

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