Clearly for point a) you believe it is Anthony's fault.
For b) what stopped Anthony from ordering a CBI inquiry back then? If VKS disobeyed direct orders then Anthony is spineless as VKS should have been sacked. What you are saying is VKS disobeys a direct order, Anthony the defence minister is so helpless he cannot order a CBI inquiry eventhough his COAS is telling him that he was offered a 14 crore bribe! Now an year later the General himself goes to the press and Anthony orders the inquiry.
Do you see how preposterous your belief about Anthony's innocence is?
I hope you realize, as every one else has, that it is the General who took the matter to the press and not Anthony.
How on earth this is VKS's fault is beyond me.
Is it still not clear?
have already given my POV "repeatedly". If you cannot understand, let us skip this. You can indulge yourself. As I understand, you have no credible arguments to my POV and hence you are trying "I don't understand" line repeatedly. You are asking same questions again and again and again, and when replied, you pretend not understand.
So now are we to believe that Anthony did not sack VKS is a mark of his greatness? Or do you believe the version anthony is peddaling and you are believing may have holes in it? Like asking a question who brought this matter to the public? VKS or Anthony?
Ask yourself why would a defence minister sit on a report of a 14 crore bribe to his COAS from his COAS.
Where did sacking question come up? Where did you invent this from? the minister sitting on a report? which report? a verbal report that COAS would not act upon?
Nonsense. This is foot in the mouth. If India really had an honest investigative system then it would be clear why Anthony sat on his back side and did nothing. Come on how can an honest defence minster sleep when he knows that his COAS has been offered a bribe of 14 crores? Especially if the same COAS , as you assert, disobeyed a direct order. This should have been an even stronger reason to launch a CBI probe.
Do you know the definition of 'foot in mouth'? Can you explain how this situation is foot in mouth?
No selective reading. You are highly biased in your assessment of Anthony for reasons best known to you.
Anthony is not consistent in his behavior. People of integrity are very consistent in their behavior.
This is your personal opinion. I have noted it "repeatedly" and disagree.
Up until the point of your above quote, you were misinformed and could have entertained the view that VKS allowed the loot. Once it was pointed out that VKS cancelled the contract immediately and thus there was no loot for two years, your assertion of equal blame should have fallen to the ground. But perhaps you did not want to back down from your public position.
The information was not available and when i was told i understood. I will "repeat" this "VKS has done a good job which is my first even post about this whole matter. Go back and read.
I still believe that AK Antony is an honest defence minister and VKS an honest Army chief. In addition to his fault in this situation, it is as much fault of VKS.