New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Thursday the chiefs of the three armed forces 'enjoyed the confidence' of the government and that there was no embarrassment for him over the recent controversies relating to army chief General V.K. Singh.
'All the three defence chief enjoy the government's confidence. All the three defence chiefs are working today,' Antony said at a press conference at the venue of the DefExpo defence exposition here.
He was asked if army chief Gen. V.K. Singh still enjoyed the trust of the government considering that there were a series of controversies relating to him that had caused much embarrassment.
'I am comfortable, and I am not in an embarrassing situation,' he said, when asked if the army chief's recent actions had impinged on his authority.
Antony said that he will not talk of his 'personal feelings' on the rows, beginning with date of birth of Gen. Singh to leakage of his letter or him forwarding a letter from a Trinamool Congress MP alleging corruption in defence deals under Dimapur-based 3 corps commander Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
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