Asia Bizz: Indian Army Chief General VK Singh spoke about the military controversy on March 30, 2012 and said that there were some individuals who were trying to create division between the government and the Army. A statement has been issued by General Singh which says that selective leaks had culminated in the airing of a letter to the Prime Minister.

The Army Chief, in the statement, mentioned that frivolous and uninformed comments should not be made in military matters. Singh also stressed on the fact that he was duty-bound to serve the country and also to protect the integrity of the Army.

On March 29, 2012 Gen. Singh responded to the controversies surrounding him through a statement released by the Army Headquarters. Singh has been recently targeted by various political parties after a letter written by him to the Prime Minister was leaked to the media and it presented a weak picture of the force’s preparedness.

On March 29, 2012, in a statement released by the Army Headquarters, General Singh had termed his official communication with the Prime Minister as well as the Defence Minister as a privileged communication. Singh, who is due to retire on May 31, 2012 said that the leakage of the letter should be treated as high treason and added that the cynical approach to tarnish his reputation must be stopped.