Antony meets PM on Army Chief action

New Delhi: With Army Chief Gen V K Singh dragging the government to Supreme Court over his age issue, Defence Minister A K Antony today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the matter.

It was not clear as to what exactly transpired at the meeting, sources said. The meeting came a day after Gen Singh filed a writ petition in the apex court challenging the Defence Ministry`s rejection of his contention that his date of birth should be May 10,1951 and not May 10,1950 as fixed.

As per the government`s decision, Gen Singh will retire on May 31 this year.
Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma, who was in Malaysia on a visit, was also called back in view of the development related to Army Chief`s action.