Army Chief, Antony meet for first time after SC age ruling

VK Singh
New Delhi, Feb 21: More than ten days after the Army Chief withdrew his petition on the age issue from the Supreme Court, Defence Minister A K Antony and Gen V K Singh met for the first time at an award function here on Tuesday.

After the Supreme Court had ruled on February 10 that Gen Singh will continue to maintain May 10, 1950 as his date of birth in official records, the Army Chief had not met the minister as he was out of the capital on official tour.

The atmosphere during the meeting was cordial and the Defence Minister and the Army Chief exchanged pleasantries, Ministry sources said. Gen Singh also briefed the Defence Minister about his four-day visit to Britain and the meetings and discussions he held there, they said.

Soon after the proceedings in his case ended in the Supreme Court, the Army Chief left on a two-day visit to Jaipur-based South Western Command. After coming back, he left on a four-day trip to Britain and returned yesterday.


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