New Delhi: Making a startling revelation, the Army Chief General V K Singh on Monday said that he was allegedly offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore for supplying armoured vehicles for 13 lakh strong armed forces of the country.

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While talking to an English daily, Singh disclosed that he was allegedly offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore for allowing the supply of poor quality 600 army vehicles. He informed that a retired army officer of his department acting as a lobbyist of the supplying company met him and offered him a bribe for sanctioning the tender for supplying poor quality vehicles.

He stated that the Union Defence Minister A.K Antony was aware of the matter.

The stand-off between the Army Chief General V.K Singh and the Defence Ministry does not seem to die down. The recent revelations made by the General hints at the inside story of the Defence Ministry.

JPN/Bureau