Army Should be Used Judiciously in Civil Crisis

  • From Chennai’s floods to Haryana’s Jat protests, the Army is being increasingly deployed as the primary response to assist the civil administrations in times of crisis.
  • This despite the fact that there are a large number of Central police and paramilitary forces available and more being added by the day.
  • Several serving officers and experts have expressed concern at the Army being called into Haryana at such a short notice and caution that this is not a healthy trend.