Army chief`s age controversy in ministry`s review

The controversy over General VK Singh`s age figured prominently in the year end review issued by the Defence Ministry.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011, 00:22 AM IST

New Delhi: The controversy over Army chief
General VK Singh`s age figured prominently in the year end
review issued by the Defence Ministry.

"Defence Ministry`s decision setting at rest the
controversy of the age of Army chief Gen VK Singh was carried
prominently by the media in July," the year end review said.

Based on these two opinions by Attorney General, Defence
Ministry had decided on July 21 that May 10, 1950 will be
considered as Gen Singh`s date of birth.

The dispute over Gen Singh`s age has arisen as he has two
dates of birth -- May 10, 1950 and May 10, 1951 -- mentioned
at various places in his official records. The Defence
Ministry had referred last month the Army Chief`s statutory
complaint to the Law Ministry for Attorney General`s opinion.

PTI