Singh feel that court had not effectively closed the issue but ruled out his resignation.
"It would be dishonest to say that I was not under pressure to resign. Even my closest advisors were affected by the media interpretation and, yes, I was extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court had not effectively closed the issue."
"......as chief of army staff, I have a responsibility towards the army and its men and have to attend to the unfinished tasks that I had set out for myself. I cannot quit until I complete what I have started. Organisational interests are supreme," he said in the interview.
While replying to a question about the wide speculation of his resignation, he said that "I see the age as something that I and the army have to address, and we will do it once we are a given legal order." The court's order has created more confusion without referring to the main issue, he added.