Go back and read what I wrote before jumping to conclusion(s). I'm not defending the affidavit against VKS but raising objection to the tweet from VKS - which is unbecoming of his position, especially when he is part of the government.
No I read carefully only then posted. See matter is one and has to be seen holistically: "affidavit with poisonous language against the then General VK Singh
by MoD and to explain his position VK Singh answers by opening the pol-patti of suhag". Why take half the part and condemn just VK Singh?
Suhag has since risen to be an Army Commander - if he was an incompetent officer, the filtering would have happened much earlier and he should have gone back as Lt.Col. And mind you, Staff College has become a holy grail now - would not have been in times of VKS and Suhag. BTW, let me give you an interesting anecdote - a course mate of VKS was amongst the topper of Staff Course entrance examination which they both attempted. And the said officer was chosen to attend Staff College in a major western nation - not VKS. The said officer retired as Brigadier while VKS rose to rank of General.
The guy kept trying 3 times - 3 times suhag tried and all the 3 times he failed. Like someone said couple of pages back that this isn't something special but something you're supposed to have anyway.
Also we have now 3 knowledgeable people giving opposite views:http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6377&start=3840#p1642163
Joshi_Sa wrote: Lt. Gen. Suhag is extremely result oriented soldier...no fingers could be raised on the caliber of the man as he has regularly rendered his services in most shadiest & dirtiest of our operations in all the sectors specifically the Panda border regions...he has extensive knowledge of Spec Ops & the characteristics of the right operators to choose for these. His ways are not always right but then you need an ace up your sleeve to play a blind bet in this game of high odds. A perfect soldier with silent & lethal approach. Not the enemy you did want to ever make...
PS: Info from a close proffesional source.
rohitvats wrote:^^^Same information here - an infantry officer to core and a soldier's soldier. As per some ex-officers - who support VKS and also know him - wrong to attribute acts of commission and omission of the intelligence unit on the him as Corps Commander.http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6377&start=3920#p1667808
Question to ask is: why was it so important for the congis to hurriedly push Suhag in at the last minute that couldn't wait for the new govt? That too while breaking convention? His appointment is best avoided if at all possible and Gen VKS should know enough about that. Very likely, there is a group in IA that was favored by congis for whatever reason and at the least they need to be identified and kept close watch on. Maybe paranoid but its extremely difficult to trust anything the congis did.
Akshay Kapoor wrote:
I have to say that Lt Gen Suhag is not widely respected by the rank and file. Neither was Bikram Singh. It is unfortunate that Suhag will become COAS. The army desperately needs a good COAS who can stand up to babus and stem the rot in the ethos that is coming in some (mercifully still very few) places. These things can be very corrosive. I say this with with a lot of responsibility.
Lt Gen Anil Chait would have been the best choice. And its been a very long time since an armoured corps officer has become a COAS anyway.