The Gov­ern­ment must or­der a probe into the re­port.

Lt- Gen Raj Kadyan ( re­tired), for­mer deputy chief of army staff

India Today - - COVER STORY -

It is im­pos­si­ble not to think that the rev­e­la­tions were not po­lit­i­cally timed and had noth­ing to do with Gen­eral V. K. Singh’s ap­pear­ance at the ex- ser­vice­men’s rally in Re­wari. If an in­quiry re­port was sub­mit­ted to the Gov­ern­ment in March, it should have im­me­di­ately taken ac­tion on it. In war­fare, we have a prin­ci­ple that a sur­rounded enemy must be left a sin­gle es­cape route, else he will fight to the fin­ish. The Gov­ern­ment pushed Gen­eral V. K. Singh to the wall. He had no choice but to fight. I would have ad­vised Gen­eral Singh to call for a thor­ough probe into the al­le­ga­tions. The most dis­turb­ing as­pect about the re­port is the find­ing that the Army tried to desta­bilise a demo­crat­i­cally elected gov­ern­ment in Jammu and Kash­mir. There is a need for a thor­ough probe into the re­port. At stake is the hon­our of the In­dian Army.

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