Lastly, how come no one is saying that the Defence Secretary, The AG, the Law Minister, the Defence Minister et all should resign despite every Tom, Dick and Harry saying that things should never have come this far! One Lt General was going on on NDTV (I think) about how VKS's action had affected the morale of the Indian Army. You bet it has - most officers I know feel that finally someone is standing up and fighting, and finally there's some Calcium in the backbone
Kunal,absolutely! Any other PM ,not our "Post Mortem" zero,would've summoned his Def. Min./Def. Sec. and read the riot act out to them.In fact,wen Gen.Singh wrote to the PM,as stated in the reports,it was the PM's responsibility to have resolved the matter asap without any breath of controversy,since it was such a sensitive issue.Those who are accusing Gen. Singh of neglecting his duty and howling for his blood,saying that decisions about artillery,etc. and delays are due to him,and that he is spending more time on this critical issue than his responsibilities,will cut no ice,as we all know how artillery trials were repeatedly repeated ,becauee of babudom blacklisting a manufacturer,sending the whole prcess back to sq. 1,long before Gen. Singh even became COAS! What were his ilustrious predecessors,both within the IA,the MOD and the Politicos doing during the last decade,the era of our "Post Mortem" Zero?
In fact if anyone has truly been guilty of "dereliction of duty" and should be cashiered,it should be both the PM and DM!