SC sidestepped age row, says General VK Singh

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New Delhi, Mar 2: In an exclusive interview to Outlook, Army Chief VK Singh said that the Supreme Court sidestepped his date of birth issue. He said that the apex court did not say anything about the legality of the two date of births.

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."

" 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.

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