Thursday, December 06, 2012

'Age Row' General Bunks Chief's Conclave

General (Retd) Vijay Kumar Singh, who retired in May this year as Chief of Army Staff following a controversial tenure that was marked by a legal war he fought against the government over his age, was conspicuous by his absence today from the annual Army Chief's Conclave, a meeting of all former Chiefs of Army Staff. The meeting, a prestigious part of the Army's ceremonial calendar, is usually a reunion of sorts where the elder Generals usually speak on issues they think the Army should pay attention to. General Singh is widely reported to have had an uneasy relationship with his successor, present Army chief General Bikram Singh. It is not clear what reason he supplied to the Army (or if he did at all) for not being able to attend. Two days ago, General Singh sat in protest with hundreds of farmers outside India's Parliament in an effort to force the government's hand on a sugar pricing policy issue.


Joy said...

Check out all the suited up bureaucratic fat cats all in one place.

Mr. RA said...

Perhaps he remains the same man on a slightly different path.

Anonymous said...

All that Gen V K Singh is doing is perfectly allright. The establishment needs to be shaken up!

Debasis Dash said...

i m with General V.k singh.once a soldier,always a soldier.

Abid said...

Gen V K Singh didn't nurture his mindset of a soldier; rather he is more like a neta. Wrong fit for soldier class.

Anonymous said...

Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury is also missing.

Anonymous said...

Can someone name all the Genearals

I can recognize only 4
Deepak Kapoor
JJ Singh
S Padmanaban
VP Malik

-David Benjamin

Anonymous said...

General V. K. Singh, I am with you. Will go into battle under your leadership any day.

The Special Forces look upto you!

Anonymous said...

Naming the Generals Left to Right:
Deepak Kapoor
Krishna Rao
Bikram Singh
JJ Singh
VN Sharma
VP Malik
NC Vij
Missing are not only VK Singh but also Shankar Roy Chowdhury and 90 year old Gen OP Malhotra. Others have expired. Adarsh scam tainted have occupied the flanks.