New Delhi: More than ten days after the Army
Chief withdrew his petition on the age issue from the Supreme
Court, Defence Minister AK Antony and Gen VK Singh met for
the first time at an award function here on Tuesday.
After the Supreme Court had ruled on February 10 that Gen
Singh will continue to maintain May 10, 1950 as his date of
birth in official records, the Army Chief had not met the
minister as he was out of the capital on official tour.
The atmosphere during the meeting was cordial and the
Defence Minister and the Army Chief exchanged pleasantries,
Ministry sources said.
Gen Singh also briefed the Defence Minister about his
four-day visit to Britain and the meetings and discussions he
held there, they said.
Soon after the proceedings in his case ended in the
Supreme Court, the Army Chief left on a two-day visit to
Jaipur-based South Western Command.
After coming back, he left on a four-day trip to Britain
and returned yesterday.