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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Admiral Mehta to be High Commissioner to New Zealand : Official announcement soon

If you remember what I said back in the day on this blog - the rift between our ex-Naval Chief and the Government was a creation of a (very small) section of the media and an imaginary yield of some very fertile minds. This and this would remind us of the time.

Now is the time to put all rumours to rest, because Admiral Sureesh Mehta is going to be the next HighCom to Kiwiland. An official announcement would most probably be made very soon.

OK now everybody, ‘Salute the Soldier’. :-)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

@Navdeep,
New Zealand? For the tough talking no-nonsense Admiral, I reckon China or Pak would have been more appropriate. BTW, the rift was with the Babus and not the Government. Kudos to the PM for putting the babus and in their place.

Kaps said...

A welcome news indeed. Despite of malicious campaign by vested interests, Admiral Mehta saw the Forces through the muddle called VICPC. Congratulations to him and to Govt Of India.

Rajesh said...

Gr8 News... A Well deserved appointment.. :-)

Anonymous said...

@ Major Navdeep

in a lighter vein....

sir, found this advertisement at the top of your blog post as i read the 'kiwiland' news of adm mehta:

"jobs in newzealand" from monster.com

was this 'planned' :) !!!

Anonymous said...

It is a lesson to all chiefs to not to forget the chetwood moto.
even if they take care of interests of suboridinate they will be looked after by govt.
shame on baboo who tried their best to campaing against the CNS.

Dilbagh Singh said...

Congratulations to thr Admiral !

Anonymous said...

New Zealand is an beautiful country. :-) (Previous High Commissioner refused to move back!)

Aditya said...

Official Announcement from MEA website.

http://meaindia.nic.in/pressrelease/2009/10/20pr03.htm

Anonymous said...

i dont know why..but it gave me a pleasant feeling..he has been a leader on the ground and not in the precis..

raj said...

how i wish there were more generals like him.

Anonymous said...

During his visit to Leh young army officers gathered aroung him in a mess and told him light heartedly' Sir!! You are our chief'. Yes he deserves the best in life. He has gratitude of millions

ramani said...

good.
he deserves it

vnatarajan said...

ADMIRL(B)L(E) MEHTA deserves the posting more than anyone else!.Great men deserve greater honour.

Anonymous said...

he is the best

Anonymous said...

A great news and a boost to the morale of upright officers.His appointment has proved the fact that 'you don't need to tow the line of Babus but need to be seen as a good professional for someone(Cabinet headed by Prime Minister) to appreciate your worth'.

vijay said...

Faggy(Adm.Mehta)Mehta has done a lot for the armed forces by sticking to his guns as far as PB 4 for Lt Cols was concerned.He not only got Kudos from the Navy but from the Army and Air force too.Govt.has taken the right decision by planning to make him High Commissioner to New Zealand. We Salute the Salt Horse.
Commodore Vijay Vaid (Retd)

RPS said...

This comment is out of context in this post. But due to the absence of chat box I am posting it here. It is heard that the Govt is making a new toll tax law for all roads. It is also heard that only gallantry award winners are exempted toll from Armed forces. The old privilege of 1901 or is it 1931 is over..... But MLAs, MPs etc find a place in the exempted list. Maj Navdeep, Any news/update on this?

Anonymous said...

Indeed. It should be remembered that in a democracy, the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE are paramount, and they are the civilians to whom civilian control of the armed forces must be rendered, not to an unelected official, howsoever "civilian" he might be.

IndianACE said...

A few days back- I was thinking of preparing and posting a 'sign on campaign' to ask the government (as a citizen) to award a Padma Award to Adm Mehta. After all he has affected and impressed more people than a lot of poets and artists whom we find on the list every year.

However, obviously the majority of serving service pers wouldn't have signed on such a thing. Even for a noble cause as this.

IMO, the government needs to be applauded for its magnanimity.

Here is wishing the admiral good luck in his new avatar in service to the nation. May he emerge a statesman!