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by kunalverma
18 Feb 2012 16:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Aah, here it is. the General opening another front? http://www.firstpost.com/india/age-row-came-up-to-provoke-my-father-mrinalini-singh-217210.html The above version is truncated from the Outlook story. The actual article is at http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?279938 May be a case of shutti...
by kunalverma
18 Feb 2012 15:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Remember the Campa Orange jingle: We're all in it together, for the fun of it...... Letter written by Subramaniam Swamy to the CBI a couple of months ago! Mr.A.P.Singh Director, CBI, CGO Complex New Delhi 110013. Dec 7, 2011 Dear Mr. Singh: Please refer to the Written Complaint that I had submitted ...
by kunalverma
16 Feb 2012 22:49
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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See even the Army Chief is happy with the outcome , he certainly seem to have been won over by SC orders. The channel in question which broke this story needs to have it's head examined. It seems they jumped him at his hotel in the UK and his non-commital answers are being touted as 'first comments...
by kunalverma
16 Feb 2012 09:05
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Also, read the SC's Order. There is nothing about a) threhold documents b) letters of Acceptance c) the legalty of there being two dates of births. The press has kept a running commentary going on the arguements, one sided as they were and quoted liberally from that. When the Order was posted day be...
by kunalverma
16 Feb 2012 08:55
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Kunal the pictures delay is not kaps fault. Will chase it with jagman it is indeed ironic about the 2nd Rajput connection thanks Thanks for telling me that. I was getting real mad with Kapil. BTW, and I feel even VKS has goofed up here, there are no three 'Acceptance Letters'. The Chief was probabl...
by kunalverma
16 Feb 2012 08:33
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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I so as long as India is a democracy, even if that means a less competent man gets the top post. It's useful to remember that it's but a small step away from having a situation where by an Army Chief gives himself extensions or decides how long he would remain - just look at Pakistan Oh sure - yes y...
by kunalverma
13 Feb 2012 11:47
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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The Supreme Court cannot actually reach a judgement on the possibility of a promotion conspiracy when the issue on hand is fixing the general's date of birth. No matter how coincidental that alleged promotion scam may be, it is coincidental to the issue. There general has, for whatever reason, acce...
by kunalverma
10 Feb 2012 19:08
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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It's a sad day not so much for VKS but the judiciary! Once the smoke and fire dies down and the order (not judgement) looked at, todays proceedings will reflect very badly on the learned judges! On 3 Feb they seemingly give a rap to the GOI for in their opinion, the Statutory Complaint was dismissed...
by kunalverma
10 Feb 2012 16:33
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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It's a complete cop out! SC says you should go with the wind, wow! So now SC has given VKS to do what the previous guys did - feather his own nest! I'm not too surprised, for VKS couldn't possibly win against the GOI, but for the SC to let down the Chief, the Army and the Country is a real shame!
by kunalverma
09 Feb 2012 15:27
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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While you are correct that one of the references was to Lt. Gen.(Retd.) Hoon, it is also possible that General Katoch was referring to Air Marshal P.S (Pudding) Ahluwalia (in the context of the Delhi Gymkhana Club elections). Some BR members would also have seen Major-General (Retd.) Ashok Mehta se...
by kunalverma
08 Feb 2012 23:41
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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BTW, there is one major point in the DOB issue which you guys need to know. The result of the Board from Major General to Lieutenant General was declassified on 15 April 2006. So VK had made the grade based on his DOB being 1951. The letter from the MS, Lt Gen Richard Khare to VKS, which raised the ...
by kunalverma
08 Feb 2012 23:23
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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It looks like we've really become a nation of lawyers, splitting hairs over non-issues. So often in all the nit picking we forget the core of the problem. The accused becomes the accuser and everything gets lost in a meaningless maze.
by kunalverma
06 Feb 2012 14:14
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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MORAL BEARINGS Hope this is not true, for if it is, it would be such a shame... A little Birdie tells me... Trade off for projecting the CAG's case in such detail, the PMO is nominating the editor of the Tribune for the Rajya Sabha. Wonder where that leaves the editor of yet another weekly? Padma B...
by kunalverma
06 Feb 2012 00:17
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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No, please Sunnydee, let's not sidetrack the issue! I personally believe that the 'Age Issue' s the best thing that could have happened to the Indian Army. It brings into sharp focus precisely what everyone has been moaning and groaning about. VKS can say what he likes about it being his own private...
by kunalverma
05 Feb 2012 23:44
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Quite honestly GOI is lucky that the matter before the SC concerns only VKS's DOB. If the 'Line of Succession' comes into judicial review, there's enough 'evidence' lurking in the shadows. Take Ravi Arora's case (Outlook). His 'fixing' was not subjective, it was objective with Army HQ under the then...
by kunalverma
05 Feb 2012 23:33
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Given the above background, the next big question is what is the compromise formula being bandied about by GOI. A draft accepting 1951 as the DOB has been shown to people close to the Chief and perhaps to VKS as well. The hitch? Give it in writing that VKS resign on 31 May 2012. So once again it boi...
by kunalverma
05 Feb 2012 23:10
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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The meeting between Parnab Mukherjee and VKS on 2 Feb was also a brief 10-minute affair. The meeting was called by the Finance Minister and the news was leaked to the media by the GOI, perhaps to give the SC the impression that the Chief was looking for a compromise.
by kunalverma
05 Feb 2012 22:57
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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In almost all private conversations, AKA has been saying (for months even before the filing of the Statutory Complaint) that he 'was acting on orders from above'. Dr Subramanium Swamy met him on January 13 in his office and told him that GOI's stand was ridiculous. AKA had replied that he fully agre...
by kunalverma
05 Feb 2012 18:39
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Sunnydee, It's easy to get worked up about VKS's so called 'Acceptance' letters on moral grounds, and for us to say he should have dug in then etc. The Question we need to address is, dug in to what? Today, with the entire corresspondence being available it's baffling enough, especially since select...
by kunalverma
01 Feb 2012 14:31
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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My dad was there. Knew him. Same place type, you see. :P This was MH Jallandhar. We were there too -5 Mall Road - my father was Brig Adam in Jallandhar at that time. I was at the time with India Today and covered Blue Star. Ramana, in the extended Army family, it's more like the one degree of seper...
by kunalverma
31 Jan 2012 07:34
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Lt Gen RS Dayal's passing away in Chandigarh on the 29th coincided with the Beating of the Retreat in Delhi. Known for his spirited attack and capture of Haji Pir in 1965, the returning of this feature to Pakistan left most of the men who fought that war completely dumbfounded. Haji Pir incidently s...
by kunalverma
30 Jan 2012 19:57
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Believe Adm Vishnu Bhagwat is on NDTV tonight at 10 pm. Ajai Shukla is also there, along with Indu Liberhan, Lt Gen Shankar Prasad and maybe Raj Chengappa.
by kunalverma
29 Jan 2012 12:11
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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MORAL BEARINGS Hope this is not true, for if it is, it would be such a shame... A little Birdie tells me... Trade off for projecting the CAG's case in such detail, the PMO is nominating the editor of the Tribune for the Rajya Sabha. Wonder where that leaves the editor of yet another weekly? Padma B?...
by kunalverma
29 Jan 2012 06:51
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Some breaking news coming on Headlines Today right now Sources saying "Compromise formula reached between the army chief and govt" VKS to withdraw petition from SC while Govt accepts his DoB as 1951. He still steps down on 31st May 2012. Gaurav Sawant says wait and watch searching for the...
by kunalverma
28 Jan 2012 11:34
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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364 days, 24 by 7 we are bombarded by Indian Culture on TV in any case. Maybe next year we can have a few 'item numbers' in front of the President. If anything, the country knows nothing about our Army in particular. At the very least, the Republic Day parade for a brief moment brings them to the fo...
by kunalverma
26 Jan 2012 15:17
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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His Excellency General JJ Singh, the Governor of Arunachal and former Chief of the Army Staff had during a trip to Tawang told me how he had 'hand picked' VKS to command the country's main strike 2 Corps as he was one of the finest and brightest officers whom he was grooming for the top job. By most...
by kunalverma
26 Jan 2012 14:14
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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It seems that MOD has supplied the entire dossier to Raj C. to put forth their point on the case. There seems to be a clear strategy here-use lesser "journos" to paint the General in bad light and throw muck at him while the more "respected" ones are used to argue on the lines o...
by kunalverma
25 Jan 2012 15:55
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Chinar corps Warrior Late Lieutenant Navdeep Singh conferred Ashok Chakra In October I visited the Guraiz sector and the spot where Navdeep Singh was killed. The infiltrators were detected in the dead of the night and the officer intercepted the party on the banks of the Kishenganga River. Lying in...
by kunalverma
22 Jan 2012 07:24
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Another Article by Maj. Gen. R.S.N. Singh Biggest fraud on Indian army? January 22, 2012 By Maj. Gen. (retd) R.S.N. Singh There are scores of serving officers whose names or their IC numbers or their DOB is wrongly mentioned. This author is aware of a serving Brigadier, wherein the Army List carrie...
by kunalverma
21 Jan 2012 14:53
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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kunal, That IT cover was a shocker and I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand it woke a lot of us to think more carefully of brutality of the war and how we should never let our soldiers suffer this indignity I had some exchanges with the photographer but he then dropped off the radar. Do yo...
by kunalverma
20 Jan 2012 18:54
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Having worked briefly with IT in the 1980s, I used to feel good about it even though one knew a bit about the way things worked. The first jolt came when India Today splashed pictures of our boys KIA in Sri Lanka with their brains splattered on the ground. It was sick and in my book, just not done. ...
by kunalverma
18 Jan 2012 17:52
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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All this talk of resigning is a whole lot of rubbish. VKS is like the bone in the Govt's throat that it can neither dispel nor swallow. Two days ago I posted on BR my comment on what I call 'Moses List'. Moses parted the sea, and cleared the way for his followers. Since 2006 the same thing began hap...
by kunalverma
18 Jan 2012 17:08
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Former Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat has caused a stir with his comment on Monday that political and other interests were behind the age controversy. Speaking to Mail Today on Tuesday, he reiterated his charge and said the row was just a smokescreen so that the government could "push the present head...
by kunalverma
17 Jan 2012 12:12
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Thanks nachiket. Hope it works... Page 1 and 2 of the letter <a href="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32/ssletter0001a.jpg/" target="_blank"><img src="http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4625/ssletter0001a.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://images...
by kunalverma
17 Jan 2012 12:01
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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ramana wrote:Please do scan it for us, Kunal


Need a bit of help. I've scanned it, but haven't a clue how to upload it here. Can someone tell me what to do?
by kunalverma
17 Jan 2012 07:38
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Well, you know the 'age' old saying, 'Behind every man......' LOL!
by kunalverma
17 Jan 2012 07:07
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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The implication is the PM himself.
by kunalverma
17 Jan 2012 07:02
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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In my book, 'The Long Road to Siachen: The Question Why' I had drawn attention to the Exercise, Lal Qila, and quoted extensively from the Thorat Papers. For 50 years the lament of all Military Historians has been that why could no one stand up to the establishment and tell the truth! In putting the ...
by kunalverma
17 Jan 2012 06:22
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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Dr Subramanium Swamy had offered to add his name to the PIL filed by the Grenadier's Association. He wrote a letter to the PM on the 14th after meeting with Mr AK Antony, advising the PM to quickly intervene and resolve this ridiculous situation from getting worse. In his letter to the PM, the Janta...
by kunalverma
09 Jan 2012 07:00
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Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
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A couple of years ago, during one of the India Today enclaves, I remember thinking Aroon Purie had lost his marbles as he ffawned and gushed over Parvez Musharaff. Gen Ved Malik was also in the audience and it was the most insensitive display - I could see the faces of some of the men who had died a...

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