New Delhi: General VK Singh, who took over the reins of the Indian Army 24 months ago, will retire on Thursday as the Army Chief, bringing an end to what has been a controversial tenure marred by rows over his age and fissures among the military top brass.
Singh who hangs up his uniform after 41 years in the service will be succeeded by General Bikram Singh, who will have a tenure of 2 years and 3 months.
When he took over in April 2010, General VK Singh had identified his foremost goal as restoring the Army's "internal health".
On January 16, the Army Chief took the unprecedented step of dragging the government to Supreme Court seeking a change in his date of birth in official records; this would have given him an additional ten months of service....more
06:53 AM, May 31, 2012
New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Government for being "indecisive" on various crucial issues like Telangana formation and lack of defence preparedness, as recently pointed out by the Army chief, and said it cannot have the luxury of not taking decisions. "Indecision has become the hallmark of this government. Due to this, its own allies have now started creating disturbance in Parliament. This government is not...
09:23 PM, Mar 29, 2012