Merit must be criterion, not d.o.b.
An issue that affects the quality of the top military leadership has been reduced to a war of ‘succession’
by Major General Mrinal Suman
he debate about the date of birth of the Army chief has been highly skewed, ill-informed and subjective. It is being said that the order of “succession” would get changed if his year of birth is accepted as 1951 and not 1950. An issue that critically affects the quality of the top military leadership has been reduced to a war of “succession”. Merit has been rendered inconsequential. The term “succession” is incongruent with respect to the appointment of a service chief. It smacks of the old feudal system where the eldest-born, irrespective of his competence, claimed first right over the throne...........Readmore