The Congress party today opposed the proposal to include Bhagwat Gita and Kautilya Arthshastra's in the Indian Amry's training curriculum. Coming up with a bizarre argument, Congress said that matters related to the military should not be politicised.
"At least the government should not do politics in military matters," said Congress spokesperson KK Mishra. But he didn’t clarify how Bhagawat Gita and Arthashastra become ‘political’.
A recent internal study by the College of Defence Management (CDM) recommended exploring ways of incorporating ‘relevant teachings’ from ancient Indian texts such as Kautilya’s Arthashastra and Bhagavat Gita into the current military training curriculum.
The study also suggested setting up an ‘Indian Culture Study Forum’ and a dedicated faculty to research this possibility.