GEN. V. K. SINGH, COAS: AGE CONTROVERSY;
SOME MYTHS AND HARD FACTS
48. May be it is an indirect effort to malign both the Government, Party in Power as well as to 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.
49. 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.
50. Instant effort, towards clearing all such misunderstandings and doubts and 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 Army Chief and promote some gullible and pliable personalities for the post, are required.
51. Important to Note:-
a) The aberration in DOB was first racked- up when Gen. J.J. Singh was COAS (2006). Interestingly planning for “TWO DOWN COAS” commences when a Maj. Gen. is approved for Lt. Gen. (So called “LINE OF SUCCESSION” after Gen. V.K. Singh drawn then, and has since been talked about and quoted today officially.
b) General Deepak Kapoor, the previous COAS followed the line for vested interests and vigorously pursued the issue at each stage and made allout 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.
c) Lt. Gen. Avdesh Prakash, the then, Military Secretary vehemently pursued the agenda of his Chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor. He is now involved in Sukhna Land Scam and found gilty and dismissed from service without any pension and benefits by a Court Martial.
January 20, 2012
This chart, below , has been doing the rounds .On one of the celebrity/trivia obsessed channels , a former lady diplomat spoke about the dates without any correct back ground of various dates and facts .Another ,a Sikh, who comes often, has little idea of facts or figures and is repeated for plugging in gvt line ( which keeps them employed after retirement on petty missions) . It is being alleged that the line of succession was decided by Gen JJ Singh for Gen Bikram Singh to succeed .
Incidentally Adm Vishnu Bhagvat was also removed to fit in a Sikh Naval officer .
I spent a year , 1976 at NDC , hosted Gen Vaidya in 1983 and two NDC delegations in Ankara and have maintained contact with NDC and officers . I have some idea about groupism , favouritsm ,eccentricism etc in our defense forces .
The cancer of political malaise has entered the defense services too .Look at Gen Kapoor and others .What a disgrace . This group is too powerful and politicians love black sheep.
An honest and courageous officer ( few can now survive in most services , specially in IAS and IPS) reaches the pinnacle of career after great effort .It should not be the gvt sweet will , right or wrong that some one could be just jettisoned .The brazen corrupt political class has done enough damage to the country . Why an honest officer who is cleaning up the mess is being pressurised to leave before his time.
The current struggle is also a symptom of civilian vs defense officers turf battles , with IAS and IPS types , now reduced to obedient clerks by politicians ( ask the current generation ; not so much ours ) treating the latter with disdain .
Let me add the obscurantist and backward Thakurs have built up no lobby , unlike the rest of caste and other groups people and are neglected barring some ex king and landlord types .What a galaxy of leaders Rajputs have produced!? And look at BJP Brahmins , using non-Yadav OBC knights like Uma Bharatis. Modis and others , but the power rests mostly with the Brahmins .
An SMS going round ;in Indiia the GVT dcides the age of the army chief , in Pakistan the army chief decides tha age of the govt .
Mera Desh Mahan
This is a forward that I received. I cannot verify the authenticity of the statements. However I presume they are correct.
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