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No religious headcount in armed forces: Antony

Defence Minister A K Antony today said that headcount of personnel in the countrys armed forces on religious basis was not permitted since it has a secular and apolitical character.

New Delhi, May 16 : Defence Minister A K Antony today said that headcount of personnel in the country's armed forces on religious basis was not permitted since it has a secular and apolitical character.

"It was not considered desirable to supply any data relating to particular religious community in respect of the Army as it would have affected the ethos and cohesiveness of the forces", Antony said while replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

Antony further said that recruitment of the forces is based on merit and it is open for every citizen of the country without any discrimination on the basis of their case, creed, religion or region.

Personnel belonging to different communities and regions work together in the armed forces irrespective of their caste, creed or religion, he added.

ANI

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