New Delhi: A senior Army General is likely to approach Armed Forces Tribunal over the issue of promotions. Lt Gen Ravi Dastane claims he has been denied appointment as Army commander.
He says that the post was kept vacant for Lt Gen Dalbir Singh who was under a vigilance ban. Gen Dastane is currently Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff. Dastane's petition could throw open the battle for the next Army Chief.
After commanding the Leh base 14 corp, Lt Gen Dastane was eligible to be posted as the army commander, which is a prerequisite for becoming the Army chief. The crucial date in this entire battle is May 2012 when two posts of Army commanders fell vacant.
The seniority at that point in time was: 1. Lt Gen Dalbir Singh, 2. Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, 3. Lt Gen Ravi Dastane....more
06:56 PM, Oct 30, 2012