No New Year parties for armed forces

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 13:40 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) In an act of solidarity with the Delhi gang-rape victim, the armed forces and the defence ministry have decided to refrain from New Year parties.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony will have a quiet new year, officials of the defence ministry said here.

There is no formal advisory per se but everyone has decided not to hold celebrations or parties, said informed sources.

The army chief, Gen Bikram Singh, and his wife Bubbles Singh will visit patients at the Army Research and Referral Hospital and Base Hospital Tuesday and distribute sweets.

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