Many people think that as a dominant democracy, India cannot undergo military coups and, therefore, has not knowledge about an attempted coup.
The Congress – BJP governments have prioritized the transformation of India into a military power, with an air, land and water nuclear-weapons program capable of projecting Indian power across the Indian Ocean.
When in 2012 January the Indian Express first published its sensational report of how the government was spooked by the unauthorized troop movement, Military Minister A.K. Antony dismissed the report as “absolute rubbish.”
Antony declared, “A military coup in our country is not even a remote possibility and there is no reason to fear about it. They always abide by the policy decisions taken by the civil government.”
PM Manmohan Singh also denounced the article as an “affront to the dignity of the armed forces”.
The then Army chief Gen V K Singh also dismissed the report as “absolutely stupid”.
Many minority communities in India also are concerned that the military force might be misused as a suppression tool of the majority population.