Army Chief-designate meets Gen V K Singh
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 15:48
New Delhi: Army Chief-designate Lt Gen Bikram Singh on Wednesday met incumbent Gen V K Singh at his South Block office here, the first time after he was chosen to lead the 1.3 million strong force.

The two top officers discussed the matters concerning the force, army officials said here.

Yesterday, Lt Gen Bikram Singh had called on Defence Minister A K Antony, Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju and Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma in South Block.

Lt Gen Singh, who is heading the Kolkata-based Eastern Command, will now be visiting the capital on a frequent basis as he will also be consulted before taking any decision related to the Army.

The government had announced the appointment of Lt Gen Singh as the next Army Chief from May 31.

The meeting between Gen V K Singh and Lt Gen Bikram Singh comes at a time when the army is witnessing an intense infighting in the wake of the controversy surrounding the clandestine tapping of some sensitive phones in the capital.

Defence Minister A K Antony is said to be upset over the ongoing controversy as the Army Headquarters has come out in open to blame a retired Lt Gen along with serving Military Intelligence officers for leaking stories to the media in this regard.


First Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 15:48

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