Saturday, May 26, 2012

Government deserves a spineless Chief for corrupt weapon deals

India | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 11:39am IST No farewell speeches for Army Chief Gen VK Singh at Antony's dinner New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony's dinner for outgoing Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday night was marked by bonhomie but there were no farewell speeches.
No speeches were made at the farewell dinner for Gen Singh and his wife Bharati Singh hosted by Antony and his wife Elizabeth, sources said on Thursday, adding it was unusual as generally officials present say a few lines about the outgoing Service chiefs at farewell functions. The Army chief, who retires on May 31, has been involved in a tussle with the Defence Ministry over several issues including the row over his date of birth.
Defence Ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar said there was "bonhomie" at the dinner where the Defence Minister and his wife played perfect hosts at the Army Battle Honours Mess. Antony gifted a silver bowl to the outgoing chief as a memento.
National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma, Director General Acquisition Vivek Rae, IDS Chief Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha and Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma were present on the occasion.
Gen Singh's last major function would be the National Defence Academy passing out parade on May 30 in Khadakvasla near Pune.
He will hand over the reins of the Army to Lt Gen Bikram Singh on May 31 afternoon.
No farewell speeches for Army Chief Gen VK Singh at Antony's dinner
Comment: Price for Professionalism and Patriotism. The Military needs leaders who are loyal to the troops and serve the Nation and free from corrupt practices.

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