Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Army Chief, the Judiciary, the Government and the Media

But in the Indian context! This excellent discussion moderated by Karan Thapar of IBNLive (10 February 2012) talks about the implications of the Indian Army Chief withdrawing his petition before the Supreme Court - with representatives from ex-servicemen, bureaucracy, and media. Excellent points made by all. On the crucial issue of whether the Army Chief should now resign, the former senior bureaucrat wants him to 'take it on the chin' and carry on, while the ex-servicemen (including a former Deputy Army Chief) and the analysts think he should resign. What is interesting to note here is that Karan Thapar's own father, General Pran Nath Thapar, resigned as Army Chief after the Indian Army's performance in the Indo-China War of 1962, but nobody mentions this in the program.

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