Press Esc to close

Intelligence failure behind increasing infiltrations: V.K. Singh

Chennai, Oct 3, 2013 (IANS) 18:48 IST
Former army chief V.K. Singh speaking here Thursday hinted at intelligence failure behind the increasing instances of infiltration from the Pakistan side of the border and the rise in militant activities.

Participating in a panel discussion on "Governance Issues" jointly organised by Forum for Integrity in Governance, Chennai, the Anti-Corruption Movement, Chennai, and the Loyola College, Chennai, here V.K. Singh reiterated that the army funds were not misused in Jammu and Kashmir.

V.K. Singh, whose recent comments on use of army money to fund political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir led to controversy, said the funds were used for developmental activities.

Responding to a question from a participant on the infiltration on the Kashmir border, V.K. Singh said it is for the government to answer the issue and added the army should be allowed to do its job.

He also hinted at intelligence failure as a reason for the increasing incidents of infiltration and rise in militant activities in the border districts of strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir.

The former General denied the army was politicised and stressed that as an institution it is apolitical.

Asked about his sharing the dais in Haryana with Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the former army chief said it was not a political meeting.

He said it was a meeting to support ex-servicemen and Modi did not talk politics.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
A worker applies colour to strings which will be used to fly kites, by a roadside in Ahmedabad...

A worker applies colour to strings which will be used to fly kites, by a roadside in Ahmedabad...

A girl collecting fallen Chinar leaves at a Mughal Garden on the out skirts of Srinagar...

A girl collecting fallen Chinar leaves at a Mughal Garden on the out skirts of Srinagar...

Prakash Raj speaks during a press conference to launch a campaign against the social media troll...

Prakash Raj speaks during a press conference to launch a campaign against the social media troll...

Virat Kohli during a practice session in Nagpur ahead of the 2nd test match...

Virat Kohli during a practice session in Nagpur ahead of the 2nd test match...

Bhuvneshwar Kumar during his marriage with the childhood friend Nupur Nagar....

Bhuvneshwar Kumar during his marriage with the childhood friend Nupur Nagar....

Hockey prayers during their first practice session at the Kalinga stadium...

Hockey prayers during their first practice session at the Kalinga stadium...

Yuki Bhambri of India plays against compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran...

Yuki Bhambri of India plays against compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran...

Sikh devotees paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur...

Sikh devotees paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur...

Vehicles moving at snow clad road after snowfall in Lahau...

Vehicles moving at snow clad road after snowfall in Lahau...

Sehwag and Kaif at the announcement of the inaugural edition of St. Moritz Ice Cricket...

Sehwag and Kaif at the announcement of the inaugural edition of St. Moritz Ice Cricket...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.