New Delhi: The Indian Defence Ministry has written to the Adjutant General’s (AG) branch of the Army to correct its record to show the year of birth of Army Chief General V.K. Singh as 1950 contrary to his stand that he was born one year later, Indian media reported on Sunday.
The letter was issued to the AG’s branch last week to correct its record and show May 10, 1950 as the date of birth of Gen. Singh, sources said.
The AG’s branch, which is the official recordkeeper in the service, has maintained that General Singh’s year of birth is 1951. The government wants it reconciled to 1950.
The move appears to be to reconcile the two dates in Army records and is an indication of the tough stance of the government against Gen. Singh, who has moved the Supreme Court on his age issue.
The subject will come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on February 3.