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.
Controversial former Army Chief General Vijay Kumar 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.
Former Army chief Gen VK Singh, whose autobiography claims that a "very senior bureaucrat" in the PMO had orchestrated the row over his age, has said he does not know the name of the individual concerned.
An Army jawan belonging to the controversial intelligence unit set up by Gen VK Singh has approached a military court for bail contending he has been under "illegal" arrest for the last 16 months on basis of "false" charges of trying to sell classified information.
Ex-Army chief General VK Singh on Tuesday clarified on his claim that "certain ministers" in Jammu and Kashmir are given money by the Army for "stability" and that this has been going on since Independence.
Defense analyst Captain (Retired.) Bharat Verma on Friday warned that politicising the enquiry ordered against former army chief General VK Singh would damage and destroy the morale of the armed forces, and compromise national security.