Chief of Indian Army Bikram Singh promises probe into ‘fake encounter’ in Nagaland

General Bikram Singh 150x150 Chief of Indian Army Bikram Singh promises probe into fake encounter in NagalandSucceeded the 62-year-old General V K Singh, the most controversial Chief of Army in Indian history, Eastern Army Commander General Bikram Singh officially took as the Chief of Indian Army.

On Friday, a guard ceremony has been taken in honour of Gen Singh as the 25th chief of Army staff (COAS) at South Block.

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No differences between Indian Army and Defence Ministry, says VK Singh

Finally, after a huge controversial age row, the day has come when Army Chief General VK Singh will retire from Army office. Just a day ahead of his retirement on Wednesday, Chief cleared that there was no misunderstanding between the Army and Ministry of Defence (MoD).

“There is no misunderstanding between the Army and MOD. Whatever we say it is listened to, there are procedures. Defence minister is clear headed in supporting the armed forces,” Mr. Singh told reporters in a function.

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Army Officers vs Jawans in Ladakh, four injured

Indian Army 150x150 Army Officers vs Jawans in Ladakh, four injuredIn a shocking incident of breakdown of discipline in the Indian Army, Army Officers and Army Jawans of an artillery regiment deployed in the Nyoma sector of eastern Ladakh aggressively fights with each other on Thursday evening.

Further, it is said in reports that the brawl resulted with the Commanding Officer (CO) of the 226 Field Regiment deployed in Durbuk, Colonel Prasad Kadam, a Major, S K Sharma, and two jawans being admitted to the military hospital at Leh, the hospital authority has said they were hit with multiple injuries.

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Parliamentary Panel wants Army Chief VK Singh’s explanation

vk singh1 300x242 Parliamentary Panel wants Army Chief VK Singh’s explanationOnce again the Army’s most controversial Chief General VK Singh took the Parliamentary Panel into a huge shocking movement through report of Indian Army’s move to supply of bullets and shells.

It has doubted that General may be know much about media report that a possible movement of two army units towards Delhi in the public domain in mid-January.

On basis of this shocking report, the members of the panel now decide to summon Army Chief General VK Singh next week to explain how much truth in media report is.

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Prime Minister dismisses army movement as alarmist

A media report that thunderstruck the government has dismissed today by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as saying it should not be taken at face value.

As per media report that stand a report came after investigation over six weeks, two units of Army being a “curious” movement towards Delhi in mid-January without notifying government.

Mr. Singh, attending the Padma Awards function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi said, the newspaper that publishes false report has clarified by Defence Ministery its position on the issue.

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IB to probe General VK Singh’s Letter leak

General VK Singh 300x212 IB to probe General VK Singh’s Letter leakEmbarrassing controversial row over the leakage of Army Chief General VK Singh’s confidential letter to the Prime Minister, is said to hand over CBI for further investigation, demanded by govt.

After the matter of offering a bribe of 14 crores to General VK Singh to sanction the purchase of “sub-standard” trucks, this leakage of official communication is the second major issue. That treated as a biggest breach of national security, damaging the reputation of a 1.3 million strong Indian Army.

Under the huge pressure from opposition members and former Army chiefs over embarrassment issues, the UPA government asked Defence Ministry to set IB for probe the matter, inquire into leakage of the Army Chief’s letter to the media along with the bribery allegations made by him.

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India successfully test fires Brahmos cruise missile

Brahmos supersonic cruise missile, a joint project of India and Russia, performed successful its trial test today by Indian Army.

The missile having air launch range of up to 290 km with 200 to 300 kg carrying warhead capacity was test fired with two regiments of the Army at Chandipur off Odisha coast as part of user trial.

The defense official says, “The missile was test fired from a ground mobile launcher from the launch complex-3 at about 1122 hours and the trial was successful.”

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General VK Singh latter to PM, warns of security issues to India

Army Chief 300x219 General VK Singh latter to PM, warns of security issues to IndiaFew days back the respected Army Chief VK Singh gave a shocking statement on bribe in army deals. And now, General VK Singh has written a letter to Prime Minister.

It is said in reports that VK Singh said in his latter that India’s security might be at risk owing to the fact that tanks are getting short of ammunition, air defence is going outdated and the infantry is working without required weapons.

Reports have said that Army Chief wrote this letter to PM on 12 March. General Singh asked PM Monmohan Singh to pass required directions to improve the preparedness of the Army.

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Army Chief VK Singh names Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh in army bribe case

vk singh 300x248 Army Chief VK Singh names Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh in army bribe caseIn a big crack-down in Army bribe case, the Army Chief VK Singh has once again given a socking statement.

The army chief has today named retired Lft Gen Tejinder Singh in the incident in which VK Singh was offered a bribe of Rs14 crore.

In regards to this, when media tried to approach Defense Minister AK Antony, he said, “I did not receive any written complaint at any stage.”

AK Antony was asked by media that his ministry did not act on army chief’s allegation.

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I was offered Rs 14 crore bribe: General VK Singh

Army Chief VK Singh 300x243 I was offered Rs 14 crore bribe: General VK SinghOne side Anna Hazare is fighting against corruption, and on the other hand a surprising statement came from the Indian Army Chief.

General VK Singh has recently said in an interview that he was offered a bribe of around Rs 14 crore by an equipment lobbyist as a move to have a tranche of 600 sub-standard vehicles of a tender made cleared for purchase.

Further, Army Chief told media that 7,000 of such vehicles are already being used by the Indian Army and had been sold in past many years at exorbitant prices.

Army Chief V K Singh was talking to a daily newspaper, ‘The Hindu’.

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