Govt names Dalbir Singh Suhag as next army chief

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  1. Neil

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    The Defence Ministry on Monday decided to go ahead with the process of appointing the next Army Chief, recommending the name of Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag for the top post.

    The Defence Ministry sent its recommendation to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) shortly after receiving the go—ahead from the Election Commission, to which the matter had been referred in view of the Model Code of Conduct, highly placed sources told PTI.

    The sources said the recommendation had only the name of 59-year-old Lt Gen Suhag, who is the senior-most among the Lt Generals.

    It is now for the ACC, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to take a call on the recommendation.

    Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh will retire on July 31 and as per the tradition, the government announces the name of services chiefs two months before the tenure of the incumbent comes to an end.

    The appointment of the next Army Chief had got mired in a controversy as the BJP is strictly opposing it, questioning the “hurry” and insisting that the matter be left to the next government as there is still time left.

    Earlier in the day, the EC sent a communication to the Defence Ministry giving the go—ahead.

    The EC cited its March 27 order which makes it clear that appointments, promotions, tenders and procurements of defence forces are not covered under the Model Code of Conduct in the ongoing elections as well as any other election in the future, sources said.

    The EC, responding to a reference made by the Defence Ministry, said if the government wants, it can proceed with the process to appoint the next Chief of Army Staff, the sources added.

    Govt names Dalbir Singh Suhag as next army chief - The Hindu

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    i just hope politics is kept the hell out of army.

    Congratulations to the new COAS- god give u strength and wisdom to take care of 1.2 Million women/men.
     
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  3. Glint

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    I kinda like Gen Bikram Singh too much to take this news as a good one.
    But again, its just my opinion
     
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    need to see remarks from @Ray sir??


    sir please shed some light
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The manner in which the military is getting politicised scares me.

    The politicians should leave the military to decide its own fate and policies that they have no clue about.

    And it is time to get better material in the leadership class than what is intake catering for.
     
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    Kaalapani Tihar Jail Banned

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    kejriwal is even attacking army. it is very dangerous.
     
  7. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Kejriwal, Pooshan, and others are mere fools.

    They have no clue about the military.
     
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    sir ,in democracy people elected members are superior to the one who are elected by merit
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    that's why army, ias, ips etc are inferior to member of parliament
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    They are not fools but commies.In communist system Party processes army and Home departments.

    People are unable to grasp this.
     
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    @Ray sir I hope the Singh vs Singh clash in the Army ranks have been sorted ?
     
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    The Military, IAS, IPS are not inferior. They are subordinate to the Govt.

    Unless we change our criteria as to who can be the elected, we will continue to be saddled with cretins who have no clue of governance or what is their duty as leading lights of the citizenry.
     
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    Sir why congress is in such a hurry to announce suhag? Can next govt cancel suhag appointment ?

    @Ray sir
     
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    no they cant but if General V.K Singh becomes Defence minister he is screwed.
     
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    In the papers I read that the current term ends in July, was it really urgent to appoint someone? They couldve left it to the new govt...why the rush?
     
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    Politics seeped into the army long long back, nothing new. Go back to what general VK Singh said the day he took over the command as the Army chief, his very words were that the Army chaps keep off the government offices where they are busy having their ACRs worked out by pampering the bureaucracy and the politicians. There comes a time when the Delhi cantonment transfer is the most sort after, because you develop much needed political and bureaucratic networking to help further your career. Its too messed up, too much political interference, General Suhag is just an extension of the same system, just as General Bikram Singh is.
     
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    When one has much to hide, one requires one's own to ensure the skeletons do not drop out.

    But then is there any better choice?
     
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    Heard many good things about Gen. Suhag, true tactician, a soldier's soldier, a hardened elite infantry man, understands SF and the stuff that makes good SF operators. I for one am glad he is COAS, he understands the threats we face better than many. I hope V.K Singh and gen Suhag can squash their beef.
     
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    I would be a little shock if Manmohan Singh allowed that to happen. If Suhag is appointed it will be by the next administration.
     
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    Army Chief General VK Singh slaps show cause notice on Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag

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    Its the other way around ..

     
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    Where does Kejriwal and AAP come into all of this?

    If they successfully manage to do what they are trying to do, i.e clean the roots off corruption, all aspects of life will get easier. Including the Military. ...Lesser delays in indignous projects, more funds to the military(as they wont be eaten up), No kickbacks on foreign deals,etc.
     

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