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  • Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as new army chief on Thursday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as Army Chief had kicked up a row, will on Thursday take over as the next head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding General Bikram Singh who is retiring. Suhag was designated as Army Chief in May by the outgoing UPA...
  • Tatra bribery case: CBI chargesheets Lt General (retd) Tejinder Singh July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday chargesheeted Lieutenant General (retired) Tejinder Singh for alleged irregularities in the import of heavy-duty Tatra trucks for the Indian Army. Singh had been implicated in Tatra Truck scam by former Army Chief and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh. Tejinder...
  • Assam: Subansiri project to help northeast, says VK Singh July 12, 2014

    Guwahati: Protests against the 2,000 MW lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project were "unjustified" as the project will help Assam and the northeastern states tide over the power crisis, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said that on Saturday. "Power is a priority sector. However, there are issues with some power projects...
  • Supreme Court refuses to stay appointment of General Suhag as next Army Chief July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to stay the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief after a petition was filed by Lieutenant General Ravi Dastane challenging the appointment of General Suhag as the next Army Chief. The previous UPA government had cleared the name...
  • SC to hear petition against Lt Gen Suhag's appointment as Army Chief June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear Lieutenant General Ravi Dastane's petition challenging the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief. The apex court will hear the petition in the second week of July. The ruling could have a bearing on his appointment as the next...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 11, 2014

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  • Affidavit row: Has VK Singh embarrassed the Modi government? June 14, 2014

    Despite MoS and former Army chief General (retired) VK Singh expressing his strong displeasure over the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the previous UPA government's decision to promote the officer to lead the 1.13...
  • News 360: Centre stands by Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag's appointment as Army Chief June 11, 2014

    Despite the hullabaloo surrounding former Army chief and MoS, VK Singh's differences with the anointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the UPA's decision to promote Suhag. ...
  • Centre distances itself from VK Singh's stand, Lt Gen Suhag to be next Army Chief June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite MoS and former Army chief General (retired) VK Singh expressing his strong displeasure over the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the previous UPA government's decision to promote the officer to lead...
  • Opposition demands action against VK Singh for comments against Suhag June 11, 2014

    An affidavit on the next Army Chief Lt General Dalbir Suhag is now snowballing into a huge controversy with the Congress demanding resignation of former Army Chief Gen VK Singh. After uproar in the Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was forced to clarify saying the appointment of Lt Gen...
  • Government stands by the appointment of Lt Gen Suhag as next Army Chief June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over an affidavit on Army Chief-designate Lt General Dalbir Suhag has created an uproar in both Houses of Parliament. Following a volley of questions over the remarks of Union Minister and former Army Chief VK Singh criticising Lt Gen Suhag, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley clarified the...
  • Jaitley questions Defence Ministry officials over affidavit on ban on Lt Gen Suhag June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment to the Narendra Modi government, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has pulled up Ministry of Defence (MOD) officials over an affidavit on the Vice Chief of Army Chief Lieutenant General Dalbir Suhag and asked for an explanation on how an affidavit slamming another Union Minister...
  • V K Singh justifies decision on Suhag promotion ban June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Defence ministry termed as "illegal" his decision to put a ban on promotion of Army Chief designate Dalbir Suhag, Gen (retd)V K Singh, now a Union Minister, on Tuesday justified his action. "If unit kills innocents, does dacoity and then head of organization tries to protect them,...
  • Centre defends Lt Gen Suhag's promotion, criticises its own minister Gen VK Singh June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is standing by the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief and has criticised its own minister General (Retired) VK Singh in the process. The government filed an affidavit in response to a plea challenging Suhag's appointment. The petitioner...
  • Eyeing Pakistan and China, PM Modi bolsters security team June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen a daring former spy with years of experience in dealing with Pakistan as his national security adviser, a move officials say signals a more muscular approach to New Delhi's traditional enemy. The choice of Ajit Doval, alongside former Army chief General VK Singh...
  • PM's constituency being deprived of power in UP: Gen VK Singh May 30, 2014

    Union Minister Gen VK Singh on Friday raised the problem of long power cuts and load shedding in Uttar Pradesh, including the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked Power Ministry to convene a meeting with the state government to solve the problem. "I am representing Ghaziabad in UP and...
  • Watch: What VK Singh earlier told CNBC on FDI in defence May 30, 2014

    As the Narendra Modi government mulls 100 per cent FDI in Defence, Minister of State and former Army Chief VK Singh had spoken earlier to Shereen Bhan, to say that the focus should not be on FDI but to become self-sufficient by boosting the country's defence manufacturing capabilities. ...
  • Priority is to take the Look East policy forward: General VK Singh May 29, 2014

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh took charge as the Minister for Development of the North East region. He said his priority is to take the Look East policy forward to enhance development in the region. ...
  • Gen VK Singh promises to find solution to harassment of NE people May 28, 2014

    Newly-appointed Minister for Development of North Eastern Region General (Retd) VK Singh on Wednesday promised to find a solution to the harassment of people from the area, saying it is his top priority. 63-year-old Singh, who was appointed Minister for DONER with independent charges, said that he "strongly condemns" the harassment...
  • UP packs a punch in Modi Cabinet, BJP now eyes state June 14, 2014

    With India's new Prime Minister, Home Minister and seven other union ministers coming from Uttar Pradesh, the state now occupies the most coveted position in the new government. Having won 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Uttar Pradesh was bound to figure in a big way in...
  • VK Singh, former Indian Army chief now a minister May 27, 2014

    Controversial former Army Chief Gen VK Singh, who was made the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Narendra Modi government, has somewhat of chequered past with one episode being a long unsuccessful battle with the UPA government over his age issue. Singh, 63, lost the legal battle over his age...
  • Shazia Ilmi likely to quit AAP over political differences May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP may face a major setback as its media face Shazia Ilmi is likely quit the party on Saturday. The leader will also hold a press conference over the same on Saturday. Ilmi reportedly has some political differences with AAP and this is being sighted as the reason...
  • Will meet Akhilesh over law and order situation: VK Singh May 22, 2014

    Ghaziabad's newly-elected MP VK Singh on Thursday said he would soon meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over "deteriorating law and order situation" in the NCR region of Ghaziabad. "Law and order is a state subject. I would meet CM Akhilesh Yadav soon to bring his attention to the deteriorating...
  • Will do whatever BJP decides, says Gen VK Singh May 17, 2014

    Newly-elected BJP Lok Sabha member Gen (retd) VK Singh on Saturday said he cannot chose for himself the Defence Ministry, and will do whatever the party decides for him. Addressing his first press conference at his residence in Raj Nagar, the Lok Sabha member from Ghaziabad said his first priority would...
  • Whatever responsibility I'm given in the NDA, I'll fulfil it: VK Singh May 17, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Former Army chief and BJP leader General VK Singh created history on Friday by winning by a margin of 5.67 lakh votes in Ghaziabad. The number stands tall as the second highest after Narendra Modi's margin in Vadodra. Speaking to CNN-IBN, General Singh said that he owes the victory...
  • Union Cabinet holds meet, decision on next Army chief likely May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday held a meeting, possibly its last, with sources saying that a decision was likely on the next Army chief. The meeting was held at the PM's office in South Block, as renovation work was going on at his official residence at 7, Race...
  • Army chief appointment: UPA proposes, BJP opposes May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government looks all set to name Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the Army Chief designate. The Prime Minister-headed Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) is yet to sign on the dotted line though and the President is yet to give his assent. Within hours of getting the...
  • Why so much hurry in appointing Army chief, VK Singh asks Centre May 13, 2014

    The UPA government looks all set to name Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the Army Chief designate. The Prime Minister headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet is yet to sign on the dotted line for the post for which the President's assent is still awaited. ...
  • Defence Ministry's decision on Army Chief ethically wrong: VK Singh May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP Lok Sabha candidate and former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on slammed Defence Ministry's decision to go ahead with the process of appointing the next Army Chief, saying it is "ethically" wrong and would make the present chief "ineffective". "There is a question mark over the decision and...
  • Manmohan government weakened the Army: VK Singh April 24, 2014

    Former Army Chief and BJP candidate from Ghaziabad seat VK Singh on Thursday accused Manmohan Singh government of making the Army weak in the last 10 years of his regime. Singh, who was in Amethi to campaign for party candidate Smriti Irani contesting against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, said that there were...