New Delhi: Army has eventually admitted the seriousness of the scuffle between jawans and officers in Ladakh recently. Defence Ministry was unhappy with the army over the reports of attempts to cover up the whole incident. Army has now submitted a report to the Defence Ministry and accepted that the situation was really critical. The Army has also ordered the Court of Inquiry (CoI) in this matter.

A fresh report about the incident was submitted by the Army to the Defence Ministry on Saturday. In this report, the Army has admitted the seriousness of the incident of major clash between jawans and officers at a firing range near the India-China border in Nyoma, Ladakh. However, the situation was brought "well under control" and now there is no scope for any kind of inconsistency in this regard. Army also stated that the Court of Inquiry (CoI) has also been ordered in this matter.

"The Court of Inquiry will identify the complicity of the officers and jawans in this case and will also find out the responsible persons who were involved in this incident. Army also assured to take adequate actions against those who will be found guilty in this case. Earlier Army ignored the seriousness of the incident and denied this whole incident and termed it just a simple scuffle. Army did not provide any further details in this matter to the media and Defense Ministry and tried to cover up the whole incident. However on Friday the Defence Minister A K Antony had made it clear to Army chief Gen V K Singh that he was strictly against any bid to hide such incidences.


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