Exposed: India’s ex-army chief ‘misused secret funds’

Published: September 21, 2013
Former Indian army chief General (Retd) VK Singh 'misused secret funds'.  PHOTO: FILE

Former Indian army chief General (Retd) VK Singh 'misused secret funds'. PHOTO: FILE

An intelligence unit set up by former Indian army chief General (Retd) VK Singh misused its funds to topple the Omar Abdullah government in Indian Kashmir, according the Indian Express newspaper.

The newspaper quoted an Indian army classified report in which the secret funds were also allegedly used to try to change the line of succession in the army brass, to conduct ‘unauthorised’ covert operations, and to buy off-air interception equipment.

These allegations were levelled in the classified Indian army report on the Indian Military Intelligence’s (MI) controversial and secret Technical Services Division (TSD), which claimed that the unit was involved in unauthorised operations and financial wrongdoings.

An NGO was also paid to file an application to dismiss a case against VK Singh’s ‘favourite’, Bikram Singh, in Kashmir. Indian Express claimed that this was done to ensure that no hurdle is created in Bikram Singh – who is currently the Indian army chief – becoming VK’s successor.

According to the report, the funds were also used to buy interception equipment with which the TSD tapped phone calls in important areas of Delhi. Outrage and an exchange of political slur ensued between rival political parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. A minister told Indian Express that a probe into the ‘extremely sensitive’ matter by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s law-enforcement agency for corruption cases, can be expected.

Meanwhile, the Indian defence ministry has acknowledged that it has received such a report.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2013.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • rahol
    Sep 21, 2013 - 10:03AM

    india and pakistan has same nature in every field


  • Malatesh
    Sep 21, 2013 - 12:34PM

    These are totally politically motivated charges against him by congress just because he shared dais with Narendra Modi.


  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 21, 2013 - 12:52PM



  • S K Afridi
    Sep 21, 2013 - 12:58PM

    What else could you expect from the Indian Army Chief. Now one may say any thing but the fact remains that in all the spheres of Indian life ultimately Hindutava prevails over all the principles of morality, particularly when it is related to minorities.


  • 007
    Sep 21, 2013 - 1:13PM

    Whenever we have a negative news about Pakistani Armed Forces, ET gets flooded with comments by Indians. Now we have a news about an Indian General and all those commentators from across the border have suspiciously decided to stay quiet. The only comment that came so far (by rahol) is again aimed at maligning us with themselves.
    @ET: Pls do post my comment.


  • nononsense
    Sep 21, 2013 - 1:40PM

    @S>K>AFRIDI r u serious…dont u understand what the topic is ..


  • S K Afridi
    Sep 21, 2013 - 11:41PM

    The crux of the story is that V. K Singh, in connivance with Mr. Modi of BJP, created his personal intelligence unit and assigned them the mission of destabilizing the Govt of Umar Abdullah. With the lethal combination of V K Singh and Modi, bad news for the Indian Muslims. Repetition of Gujrat massacre at much larger scale must be in the offing.


  • A.M.Khan
    Sep 22, 2013 - 6:51PM

    Pakistanis in their daily lives talk lot about India and its things music etc. but on the other hand Indians don’t like anything about Pakistan


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