New Delhi: Amidst the differences between the government and the Army Chief General VK Singh over his date of birth, former Army chief General Shankar Roychowdhury has come out in full support of Singh.     

Referring to General V K Singh’s step for dragging the government to the Supreme Court over the issue of his date of birth, Chowdhary said Singh was justified in doing so.

"I think General VK Singh is a very honourable man. The Army works on the basis of honour and integrity...I don't think he will put honour at stake unless he is driven to it," he said when asked if the Army chief was forced to go to the Supreme Court on the age row.

Asked if the Army chief was justified in approaching the court on the issue, Roychowdhury said, "Yes, of course, he can. Should he have gone to court, that is an issue which has to be judged on the basis of overall events."

Queried if it was right for a serving Army chief to have approached the court, Roychowdhury said, "If a serving major or a colonel can go to court, I don't see why a Chief can't go to court... He is an army person with all the army rights."

(JPN/ Bureau)