New Delhi: More than ten days after the Army chief withdrew his
petition on the age issue from the Supreme Court, defence minister AK
Antony and General VK Singh met for the first time at an award function on
After the Supreme Court had ruled on February 10 that General Singh will
continue to maintain May 10, 1950 as his date of birth in official
records, the Army chief had not met the minister as he was out of the
capital on official tour.
The atmosphere during the meeting was cordial and the defence minister and
the Army chief exchanged pleasantries, ministry sources said.
General Singh also briefed the defence minister about his four-day visit
to Britain and the meetings and discussions he held there, they said.
Soon after the proceedings in his case ended in the Supreme Court, the
Army chief left on a two-day visit to Jaipur-based South Western Command.
After coming back, he left on a four-day trip to Britain and returned on