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Army chief meets defence minister Antony

delhi Updated: Apr 02, 2012 15:45 IST

Army Chief Gen VK Singh met defence minister AK Antony on Monday to discuss procurement projects for the Army, their first official meeting days after his letter to the Prime Minister on the poor state of defence preparedness got leaked.

The meeting is to discuss the capital acquisition projects of the Army which was attended by Gen Singh along with the top brass of the Defence Ministry.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of the Army Chief's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in which he had raised issues about lack of ammunition for the tank fleet and obsolescence of the air defence system of the Army.

The leakage of the letter in the media had triggered a controversy and the CBI is looking into the matter.

A separate meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council will also be chaired by Antony. It will be attended by the Army Chief as also Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma and Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne.