A day after his comments on building an armed force drew a strong reaction from union home minister P Chidambaram, Baba Ramdev said the government had misinterpreted his words.
On Wednesday, Ramdev had said he would build an army of 11,000 people to fight corruption, who would also be armed and ready for self defence in case of police action at a protest.
On Thursday, he clarified he was not "training terrorists or Maoists, but nationalists".
"I said I will create a force that will not beat up anyone but will not get beaten either," Ramdev said.
"What is the harm if I speak of shourya (valour)? Speaking about dharma of aryaputra's shourya (duty of valour) doesn't mean Talibanism or Naxalism. Training an army doesn't mean training in the use of guns or bombs or taking law into our hands."