Defence Ministry Writes to CBFC to Obtain NOC For Airing Military Content

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The Defence Ministry has written to the Central Board of Film Certification, urging that production houses may be advised to obtain a no objection certificate (NOC) from the Ministry before telecasting any film, documentary or web series on an Army theme, sources said.

The Defence Ministry had received some complaints raising strong objections about the portrayal of the Indian Army personnel and the military uniform in an “insulting manner”, they said.

The sources said in some web series streamed recently, the scenes related to the Army are far from reality and present a distorted image of the armed forces.

The Defence Ministry has now formally written to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) urging that production houses may be advised to obtain an NOC from it before the telecast of any film, documentary or web series on Army theme in the public domain, the sources said.

They added that the communication had also been sent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for consideration.

“The communication to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been done to curtail the incidents which distort the image of defence forces and hurt the sentiments of the defence personnel and veterans,” the officials said.

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