Updated 22 May, 2013, 9:27 pm IST
Tuesday September 06 03:02 pm
Debate: Row over Army Chief's age - 1
Gen V K Singh's's battle over his age intensified with the Army headquarters insisting that the date of birth mentioned in his matric certificate cannot be ignored while the Defence Ministry has rejected his contention. The Army Chief has two sets of date of birth in records. The Military Secretary (MS) branch shows it to be May 10, 1950 whereas the Adjutant General's (AG) branch shows it to be May 10, 1951. The chief's matriculation certificate also shows it to be May 10, 1951. The Ministry has declared as "null and void and non est" and "unauthorised and illegal" the change in the date of birthto May 10, 1951 in Gen Singh's service records made by the AG branch in February this year. TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami debates the issue with Maroof Raza, TIMES NOW Startegic Affairs Expert; Lt General (Retd) Shankar Prasad, Former DG, Military Operations and Lt Gen (Retd) P N Hoon, Ex GOC NC, Western Command.