Date: 30 Mar 2012


In a message dated 30/03/2012 23:13:54 GMT Daylight Time, nrisoldierleague@gmail.com writes: Something more on current burning issue \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Subject: Think a while of the Nation \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The MoD mess€ ¢â’ ’³The Reality Ex-Major M.G.Devasahayam, 1AS (Retd) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The open feud between the Ministry of Defence and the Chief of the Army Staff arose out of the contrived Date of Birth controversy. A corrupt cabal had conspired since 2006 to truncate Gen. VK Singh€ ¢â’ ’¹s tenure by digging out UPSC application form and trashing his School Certificate. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Yet, neither the DoB issue is over yet, as is being wrongly believed, nor is the tenure of General VK Singh going to end in the next two months as is being widely claimed. The fact is that Supreme Court has put the ball back in the court of MoD by ruling: € ¢â’ ’¼As a matter of fact, the question before us in the Writ Petition is not about the determination of actual date of birth of the petitioner, but it concerns the recognition of a particular date of birth of the petitioner by the respondent (Government of India) in the official service record.€ ¢â’ ’½ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ It is therefore imperative that the MoD has to first pass a legally speaking order € ¢â’ ’¸recognising€ ¢â’ ’¹ Gen.VK Singh€ ¢â’ ’¹s real DoB as per law and Rules that hold School Certificate as paramount. This has not been done and the retirement orders of Gen VK Singh have not been served on him till now. Yet MoD has nominated and named his successor (for whose benefit the entire conspiracy and manipulation took place) to take over as COAS on 31 May 2012. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ This action is untenable and the real cause of the mess that MoD has got into and only they are to be blamed. Instead they are trying to pass it on to Gen. VK Singh by insinuating that he is now a € ¢â’ ’¸frustrated man€ ¢â’ ’¹ and is trying to rake up the Tatra bribery issue and leaking out his letter on € ¢â’ ’¸defence preparedness€ ¢â’ ’¹ to PM to seek revenge. Some MPs, including congenitally corrupt ones, have asked for Gen VK Singh€ ¢â’ ’¹s summary dismissal and arrest without even holding an enquiry! \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ This way of portraying the serving chief of the Indian Army as an adversary just because he is fighting against corruption and injustice is wrought with serious danger and consequences. It is our Armed Forces who have defended and protected our democracy through their valour, sacrifice and total sense of patriotism, bereft of any political ambitions as in our neighboring countries. It is largely because of them that India stands tall as a free and sovereign Republic. Among the armed forces, the Army is the largest and the most visible face. The chief of that force has a special status in the nation€ ¢â’ ’¹s affairs and he cannot be distinguished from the Institution he heads. When an institution like the Army is impaled, it is the people who bleed.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The politico-bureaucrat \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ic power coterie that is trying to bulldoze the Army Chief is very distressing. If the serving Army Chief is treated this way and these corrupt cabals have their final say at least for two generations, no military commander will raise his head. And the message for military commanders will be that it isn€ ¢â’ ’¹t merit, honesty or integrity that will get them promotions and tenures but pandering to the corrupt politico-bureaucratic cabal. The last bastion of professional meritocracy in India will be crumbled and the damage will be lasting. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ This is an open war between the honest and the corrupt and cannot be countenanced in the interest of national security and integrity in governance. This time people with conscience stand up and be counted..\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ============================ 000000000