New Delhi: Amidst the charge that he was trying to block the promotion of a Lieutenant General, to whom he has issued a show cause notice, Army Chief General VK Singh said that there was no vendetta against Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag. Speaking to CNN-IBN, General VK Singh said it was not right to discuss the notice in public.
Gen Singh said, "It is morally unacceptable to publicise the notice. Why did the notice find its way into public?"
He also said that there were no doubts on succession in the Army.
Gen Singh had issued the notice to the 3 Corps Commander, Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, on May 19 for a failed intelligence operation by the 3 Corps Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (CISU) in Jorhat in Assam.
"Suhag should have had the moral courage to reply," General Singh added.
On the issue of the age row, Gen Singh blamed the then military secretary, and now dismissed officer Avadesh Prakash for the entire controversy.
"Avadesh was behind the age row. I blame him for the entire controversy," he said.
General Singh further said that the Indian Army had emerged unscathed from the recent controversies and that its morale had not been affected in any way.
"The Army is better now. It is more transparent," the Army Chief said.
And finally, when asked if he was thinking of joining Team Anna's campaign, Gen Singh said he had received no such offer.
He ruled out joining politics saying he had no political ambitions.