Adultery and homosexuality have been decriminalised in the country by the Supreme Court, but the Army is “conservative” and they will not be allowed to “perpetuate into the Army,” Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday.
“It is hard to argue in these times. But the armed forces find huge resonance in the conservative actions of our society. The Army is conservative. We have neither modernised nor Westernised… We can still take action against people. But we will not allow this to perpetuate into the Army. This cannot be allowed to happen. It is a very serious thing,” Gen. Rawat said at the annual press conference ahead of the Army Day on January 15. He said a soldier on the border could not be worried and he had to be “reasonably assured that his family is being cared for.”
Last year, the court decriminalised adultery as well as homosexuality.