AK Antony meets PM on Army Chief's age row

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AK Antony
New Delhi, Jan 17: With Army Chief Gen V K Singh dragging the government to Supreme Court over his age issue, Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the matter.

It was not clear as to what exactly transpired at the meeting, sources said. The meeting came a day after Gen Singh filed a writ petition in the apex court challenging the Defence Ministry's rejection of his contention that his date of birth should be May 10,1951 and not May 10,1950 as fixed.

As per the government's decision, Gen Singh will retire on May 31 this year. Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma, who was in Malaysia on a visit, was also called back in view of the development related to Army Chief's action.

PTI

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