New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is standing by the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief and has criticised its own minister General (Retired) VK Singh in the process.
The government filed an affidavit in response to a plea challenging Suhag's appointment. The petitioner had challenged Suhag's appointment, saying there had been a disciplinary and vigilance ban on him by former Army Chief and now minister General VK Singh.
In its response, the government has said that the ban against Suhag was without any basis. Suhag was placed under a disciplinary and vigilance ban by VK Singh for allegedly failing to command and control an intelligence operation in Dimapur.