Age Row

  • Gen VK Singh tenders unconditional apology to SC November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Army chief VK Singh on Monday submitted unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for making defamatory remarks to the apex court and attributing motive to it while deciding his age issue. Singh said that he has no intention to bring disrepute to the institution and judges, who...
  • Age row created deliberately to cut short my career, says VK Singh November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Army chief Gen VK Singh, in his autobiography released recently, has taken a swipe at his predecessors over his age controversy and claimed it was done deliberately to cut short his career. VK Singh's last few months in office saw a legal tussle with the government concerning...
  • Gen VK Singh takes potshots at the functioning of Manmohan Singh November 9, 2013

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh has taken potshots at the functioning of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was "expressing helplessness in matters" that should have been trivial. In his autobiography 'Courage and Convictions', the former chief said he had briefed the Prime Minister about his visit to Myanmar and told...
  • Pratibha Patil denies General VK Singh's claim on quitting November 8, 2013

    Nashik: Contradicting his claim, former President Pratibha Patil on Friday denied that she had advised the then Army Chief General VK Singh not to resign over the age controversy. She said she had told him that it was for him to decide whether to quit or not. "....whether to resign or...
  • SC begins contempt proceedings against VK Singh over his age row October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday began contempt proceedings against former Army chief General VK Singh, over the alleged contemptuous remarks that he made against the apex court on September 22 in connection with his age row case in a report that was published in 'The Indian Express'. The apex...
  • SC notice to General VK Singh for questioning its order on his age October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice to former Army chief General VK Singh over his criticism of the apex court. A contempt notice has also been issued to the publishers of the Indian Express for publishing the comment. General VK Singh had found fault with...
  • SC initiates contempt proceedings against VK Singh over his age row September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday took suo-moto cognizance over the alleged contemptuous remarks that former Army Chief General VK Singh made against the apex court on September 22 in connection with his age row case in a report that was published in 'The Indian Express'. The General had made...
  • Wedding age row: Politicians, women outfits slam Muslim religious forum September 23, 2013

    Cutting across political and religious lines, political leaders and women campaigners in Kerala have come out strongly against some Muslim outfits' move to approach the Supreme Court seeking to get marriageable age of girls in the community lowered from 18. Dubbing this as a backward step which would harm the interests...
  • Age row hurt the Army's image: Former chief JJ Singh June 17, 2012

    Former chief of Army and Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General JJ Singh has spoken out for the first time on his role in the age controversy saying the row vitiated the atmosphere and affected the sheen of the Office of the Chief. ...
  • Gen Singh passes the baton after a controversial stint May 31, 2012

    General Vijay Kumar Singh, who took over the reins of the Indian Army 24 months ago, will hang up his boots on May 31 after completing a tenure which saw the military-civil conflict spiral to a new high when the Army Chief dragged the government to the Supreme Court over...
  • Army Chief Gen VK Singh to retire on Thursday May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: General VK Singh, who took over the reins of the army 26 months ago with an image of an anti-corruption crusader, will retire as Army Chief on May 31 bringing to an end a controversial tenure that was marred by rows over his age and fissures among the...
  • Army is in a much better state today: Gen VK Singh May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief General VK Singh has said that the Indian Army is in a much better state now than when he took over as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) 21 months back. He said that the army is much more transparent, confident now and has addressed issued which...
  • 'Antony could have done more in Tatra case' May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: In a tell-all interview given to CNN-IBN, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General VK Singh said that Defence Minister AK Antony could have done much more in the Tatra-BEML deal controversy, adding that the minister could have moved against Lt General (retd) Tejinder Singh. "I have faith in the...
  • Govt-Army ties at an all time low: LK Advani April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming as "extremely alarming" the media report of two Army units moving towards Delhi without notifying the Government in January this year, BJP leader LK Advani on Friday said it shows that the Government-Army ties are at an all time low and highlights the "trust deficit" in establishment...
  • Money was spent to tarnish my image: Army chief March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Army chief Gen V K Singh, whose date of birth was mired in a huge controversy, has alleged that a "lot of money" was spent by people within the force to get a "false" birth certificate and tarnish his image as he had stopped their wrongdoings. He said he...
  • Lt Gen Bikram Singh to be the next Army Chief March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The suspense over the next Army Chief came to an end with the Government announcing Lieutenant General Bikram Singh as the successor to General VK Singh, who recently lost his battle over the age issue. 59-year-old Lieutenant General Singh, the Eastern Army Commander, will head the 13-lakh strong force...
  • Army Chief Gen VK Singh rules out resignation March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief Gen VK Singh, who lost his battle with the Defence Ministry on the age row, feels the Supreme Court has "not, not effectively" closed the issue but ruled out his resignation. "It would be dishonest to say that that I was not, not under pressure to resign....
  • The age controversy is behind me: VK Singh February 17, 2012

    The Army Chief General said that he was happy with the way things were dealt with in the age row. ...
  • Petition filed against Gen Singh at Chandigarh AFT February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Trouble seems to be brewing up for Army chief General VK Singh yet again as the Chandigarh bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal is all set to hear a petition against him, filed by Major General TS Handa. Maj Gen Handa filed an appeal against Singh saying his...
  • Age row a closed chapter: Antony February 13, 2012

    Defence Minister AK Antony, however, remained speculative on whether Army chief General VK Singh could resign. ...
  • Cong happy over resolution of Army chief's age row February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday expressed happiness over the resolution of Army Chief Gen VK Singh's age row, saying the honour of the country and the armed forces was "uppermost". "As a citizen of the country, I am happy that government and army are working in...
  • India @ 9 with Veeraraghav and Suhasini Haidar February 10, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Veeraraghav and Suhasini Haidar. ...
  • Gen VK Singh should quit: Lt Gen (Retd) Raj Kadyan February 10, 2012

    Former deputy Army chief Lieutenant General (Retired) Raj Kadyan said General VK Singh's position was untenable and he should quit. ...
  • Gen Singh backs down in age war; Govt has its way February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief General VK Singh lost the battle over his age as the Supreme Court on Friday said that 1950 will be treated as the Army Chief's year of birth. Following this, General VK Singh withdrew his plea from the Supreme Court after the court decided that 1950...
  • New 360: Army Chief loses age battle February 10, 2012

    General VK Singh withdrew his plea from the Supreme Court after the court decided that 1950 will be treated as his year of birth for all service matters. ...
  • Army Chief loses age war: what are the implications? February 10, 2012

    Has the controversy over the Army Chief's date of birth ended in the government's favour or is it an outcome that suits both the sides equally? ...
  • Age dilemma resolved amicably: Gen Singh's counsel February 10, 2012

    Puneet Bali, the counsel for General VK Singh in the age row, said on Friday that the matter had been resolved very gracefully. "It is a victory for everybody. This matter has been resolved very gracefully." He said that it was very hurting to see "certain sections" reporting that the...
  • Govt withdraws order rejecting Army Chief's plea February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: In a temporary relief for Army Chief General VK Singh in the case over his date of birth, the government withdrew its December 30, 2011 order, rejecting his statutory complaint on his age row. The December 30, 2011 order rejected General Singh complaint against fixing his date of...
  • Govt to reply on Army Chief's age row plea in SC February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea from Army Chief General VK Singh to maintain his birth date as May 10, 1951, instead of 1950, and against the orders of the defence ministry rejection of his statutory complaint in this regard. The government is expected to...
  • News 360: All the news of the day February 9, 2012

    The three Karnataka ministers caught watching porn inside the state Assembly were forced to resign. ...