New Delhi : Former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, who has courted controversy over secret military intelligence unit Technical Support Division, today slammed its winding up, saying people “inimical” to India’s security would be happy, reports PTI.
Justifying creation of the specialised snooping unit, he said if it had not been disbanded, it would have been helpful in preventing a number of things happening on the border. “I think the people who would be most happy with it being wound up, it would be people who are inimical to India’s national security,” Singh told PTI in an interview.
He was responding to a question whether he agreed with the criticism of the unit which was reportedly accused of undertaking some nefarious activities, such as snooping of Defence Ministry officials and attempt to destabilise Jammu and Kashmir government.
The unit was set up during Gen V K Singh’s tenure as Army Chief between April 2010 and May last year. It was wound up soon after his retirement.