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Treat leak of letter as high treason: army chief
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 3/29/2012 12:00:00 AM
Treat leak of letter as high treason: army chief

New Delhi :  Rejecting allegations that he had leaked his letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, an "outraged" army chief General V.K. Singh Thursday said the leak should be treated as "high treason".

A statement by the army chief said he was "outraged" that the letter, about the shortage of arms and ammunition in the forces, had been leaked. The source of the leak should be found and punished ruthlessly, V.K. Singh said.

"This is an outrage! Official communication with the PM (prime minister), RM (Raksha Mantri or Defence Minister) or anybody for that matter is a privileged information," the army chief said.

"The leaking of letter should be be treated as high treason. This cynical approach to tar my reputation should be stopped. The source of leak has to be found and dealt with ruthlessly," he said in a statement.

Gen. Singh, in his letter to Manmohan Singh, has pointed out a shortage of arms and ammunition in the armed forces.

According to reports, the letter, which was written March 12, 2012, states that army tanks have run out of ammunition. The letter emphasises the need to bridge the shortcomings and bring the army to a fighting level.

 

Army chief ''outraged'' at letter to PM being leaked

New Delhi : An "outraged" army chief General V.K. Singh Thursday rejected allegations of having leaked a letter written by him to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the shortage of arms and ammunition in the forces.

A statement by the army chief Thursday morning said he was "outraged" that the letter had been leaked.

He said the leak should be treated as a "high treason" and added that the source of the leak should be found and punished.

 

 

Amid controversy, army chief prays at Vaishno Devi

Jammu :  While the whole country talked about his stunning disclosures and latest confrontation with the government, army chief Gen. V.K. Singh paid a quiet visit to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

He was accompanied by wife Bharti Singh Wednesday evening. Both were there for a little over an hour and offered prayers.

He earlier visited Kashmir Valley and reviewed the situation at the Line of Control and internal security grid. He arrived in Jammu late Wednesday and is expected to review the security situation in this region as well.

He flies back to Delhi Thursday.

V.K. Singh has been in the eye of a storm for his missives to the government on being offered a bribe and on the shortage of arms and ammunition in the defence forces.

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Treat leak of letter as high treason: army chief

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