|GENERAL V K SINGH|
PVSM AVSM YSM ADC
The seeds of controversy regarding the DOB of Gen VK Singh was sworn by the careless attitude and erroneous actions by the MS Branch at a stage which was allowed to persist till 2006 when they first queried the officer on the anomaly in his DOB.
Excuse me (30 years after commissioning -?) -Why questioning it at this belated stage- ??
The UPA should be squarely blamed for the ugly scene we are witnessing now in the form of a confrontation between the army and the civilian establishment. The Indian Army has a glorious tradition of accepting the civilian control and not meddling in politics especially in recent times when our country has been facing unprecedented political instability.
Instead of honoring the General of such an Army at the time of bidding farewell the Government has dragged him into an unnecessary controversy. There is surely precedence of “age conflicts” being settled. Why subject a man of General Singh’s cadre to some procedural rigmarole.I am riddled with questions!
What’s special about Gen V K Singh's case? Just because he is self respecting and has fiercely independent views running occasionally counter to the Government’s?
Is he a stumbling block for massive kickbacks for vested interests in the government and the UPA for several defense purchases in the pipeline now?
Some interesting points to note:
Ø The aberration in DOB was first raked- up when Gen. J.J. Singh was COAS (2006).
Ø Interestingly planning for “Two down COAS” commences when a Maj. Gen. is approved for Lt. Gen. The so called “Line of Succession” after Gen. V.K. Singh drawn then, has since been talked about and quoted today officially.
Ø General D Kapoor, the previous COAS may have followed the line for vested interests and vigorously pursued the issue at each stage and made all out efforts to malign and belittle Gen. V.K. Singh before his being considered as COAS, and now when so called “Line of Succession” is being firmed-in, the matter has hit the headlines.
Ø Lt. Gen. Avdesh Prakash, the then, Military Secretary vehemently pursued the agenda of his Chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor. He was involved in Sukhna Land Scam and found guilty and dismissed from service without any pension and benefits by a Court Martial.
The Print Media and Electronic Media, so far, have reflected the issue in bits and pieces without giving the complete picture, which has left the masses in doubt so serious that some of them have even raised eyebrows on the personal integrity of the Army Chief.
This is the least I could do to let the people judge the case on the merits of the case and to know from the facts enumerated above that there are some vested Powers, who are hell bent to destroy the image of our most honorable Army Chief.
Obviously! to promote some gullible and pliable personalities for the post.
No efforts either direct or indirect can malign or tarnish the image of this fine institution “INDIAN ARMY”.Ramifications of not taking the issue to rightful conclusion based on justified action are grave, especially when our enemies are eagerly waiting to dismantle and demoralize our Armed Forces!
General V K Singh,I represent the voice of every right thinking honest citizen of this country who is with you in your efforts to preserve the Army's integrity.I am so very proud of you.
I am most confident that the present COAS (36 NDA Hunter Squadron) will come out victorious!
General V K Singh, Neither Birth Nor Death Can Erase YOUR Good Deeds-JAI HIND!