Gen. Bipin Rawat, India's first Chief of Defence Staff and Army Chief prior to that, had a close association with Parrikar when he was Defence Minister. In fact, it was on Parrikar's watch in the MoD that Gen. Rawat was made the Army Chief.
The apex court said the administrative requirement imposed by the Army authorities while considering the case of women Short Service Commission (SSC) officers for PC, of benchmarking them with the officers lowest in merit in the corresponding male batch, is arbitrary and irrational.
In July 1962, there was a similar withdrawal of the Chinese in Ladakh about which Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had issued a welcome statement. Within three months, in October 1962, China unleashed a full-scale war against India.
His attack on the government came a day after the defence minister assured Parliament that India has not conceded anything in the sustained talks with China and it will not allow even an inch of its territory to be taken away by anyone.