New Delhi: Army Chief VK Singh has blamed his technical handicap for the leakage of the letter addressed to Manmohan Singh. He has admitted that he had sent the national security related letter by a postcard.
The Army Chief reveled this during an interview with Bakchod Khabar. The CID is investigating all the postmen through whose hands the postcard had passed. The report also brings to light the nexus between the postal department and the media.
General Singh has said that he had done it in the interest of the nation. “No one cares to even have a look at postcards anymore. So since it was an important letter, I thought a postcard would avoid any eyeballs and would reach the recipient safely.”
On being reminded by a Bakchod Khabar reporter that he had the secure email facility at his disposal, General Singh said, “I was born in 1950, oops 1951. I still prefer postcards to email, gmail or female when it comes to communicating secure information.”
Defence Minister AK Antony has reacted strongly to this disclosure. “Whether postcard or email is not the issue. The problem is that the contents of the letter demanded urgency and that is where sending the information through postcard becomes a problem.”
But the General has not taken very kindly to the criticism. “What urgency is he talking about? The problems mentioned in the letter have existed ever since the Indian Army has been formed. I was just trying to impress the Prime Minister.”
There is some good news for the General though. He has found support on social networking sites for reviving the trend of postcards. A Facebook page has been created demanding the issuance of a postal stamp to commemorate his efforts. Our sources say that the page already has more than 24000 likes, most of who have never written a letter on a postcard.
Buoyed by the support, VK Singh got carried away and revealed that he had also drawn a Mickey Mouse at the back of the postcard to amuse the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was dumbstruck on knowing about the drawing.
Note: This news story has got nothing to do with reality. This is just a figment of my imagination. Laugh and let laugh.