Resolving Army Chief’s Crisis! by Rajinder Puri SignUp
Boloji.com
Boloji
Home Kabir Poetry Blogs BoloKids Writers Contribute Search Contact Site Map Advertise RSS Login Register
Boloji
Channels

In Focus

Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Going Inner
Opinion
Photo Essays

Columns

A Bystander's Diary
Business
My Word
PlainSpeak
Random Thoughts

Our Heritage

Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Dances
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
Vastu
Vithika

Society & Lifestyle

Family Matters
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women

Creative Writings

Book Reviews
Ghalib's Corner
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Love Letters
Memoirs
Musings
Quotes
Ramblings
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop

Computing

CC++
Computing Articles
Flash
Internet Security
Java
Linux
Networking
My Word Share This Page
Resolving Army Chief’s Crisis!
by Rajinder Puri Bookmark and Share
 

Unless the dispute between the government and the Army Chief General VK Singh regarding his correct age is quickly resolved the consequences can be far reaching and very damaging. The morale and unity of the armed forces could be affected creating serious long term implications for national security. It is astounding how this dispute was allowed to fester for so long, and how it was allowed to erupt in the public instead of being quietly settled within closed doors.

Regardless of whether the government was too inept or the General was too rigid this is not the time to start a blame game.

A petition related to the dispute comes up before the Supreme Court on January 20th. It would be highly desirable if the dispute is settled amicably with immediate effect.

General VK Singh has moved the Supreme Court through a petition challenging the government’s decision regarding his age. The government is relying mainly upon an undertaking given in writing by the General that he would abide by the government’s version about his age. According to some army sources that undertaking was qualified and did not indicate blanket acceptance of the government’s decision. The General has his own formidable array or documents to prove his contention about his age. The confusion is compounded by the fact that the records related to the case maintained by the Military Secretary and the Adjutant General differ from each other! All such bureaucratic bungling can be addressed later. The immediate need is to resolve the crisis amicably and swiftly.

How might that be accomplished?

There is only one practical solution that suggests itself. In his petition to the Supreme Court General VK Singh has made clear that he would not take advantage if the Court vindicates him. He would retire as determined by the government later this year. He was concerned only with protecting his honour. In the light of this, after keeping the Prime Minister in the loop, President Mrs. Pratibha Patil as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces should intervene in this matter which affects national security. The President could summon General VK Singh as well as Defence Minister Mr. AK Anthony to settle the issue. The government could be persuaded to accept the General’s age as claimed by him. The Army Chief could seek voluntary retirement and demit office on the appointed date this year. That could defuse the crisis swiftly and amicably. Lessons to be learnt about how and why this crisis was at all allowed to linger on may be drawn later. 
  

17-Jan-2012
More by :  Rajinder Puri
 
Views: 769
Article Comment Rajinderj:i you deserve to be the President of India. I hope some one will nominate you for the post in the next election. I am sure people will vote for you. You can reolve most of the problems.
You r very knowledgable Journalist. Its high time India opts for a Journalist for the post of a President. Why not?
Shyam Shetty
01/17/2012
Share This Page
Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share
Name*
Email ID*  (will not be published)
Comment
Verification Code*
X9S98
Please fill the above code for verification.

    

 
 
Top | My Word








A Bystander's Diary Analysis Architecture Astrology Ayurveda Book Reviews
Buddhism Business Cartoons CC++ Cinema Computing Articles
Culture Dances Education Environment Family Matters Festivals
Flash Ghalib's Corner Going Inner Health Hinduism History
Humor Individuality Internet Security Java Linux Literary Shelf
Love Letters Memoirs Musings My Word Networking Opinion
Parenting People Perspective Photo Essays Places PlainSpeak
Quotes Ramblings Random Thoughts Recipes Sikhism Society
Spirituality Stories Teens Travelogues Vastu Vithika
Women Workshop
RSS Feed RSS Feed Home | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Site Map
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
Developed and Programmed by ekant solutions