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Jan 12, 2012 at 04:44pm IST

Age row: Army chief hits out at detractors

New Delhi: Indian Army Chief General VK Singh on Thursday hit out at his detractors over the age row, alleging that a lot of spins had been attributed.

He further refuted that the issue was affecting the image of the army, claiming that it was being handled in organisational interest.

"If you look at the facts, the age controversy is not affecting the image of the army. It has not marred my vision. These issues play a part in my family life, not for the army," said General Singh.

Talking about allegations of fake encounter against Lt General Bikram Singh, who is likely to take over as the army chief if General VK Singh retires in May 2012, he said that the army had a report of what had happened then.

He added that no enquiry was carried out by the army then as it is the civil police that is supposed to look into such allegations.

General VK Singh further said that he knew who was behind the age row concerning him.

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