Just received this press release from DRDO regarding the Chief of Army Staff’s sudden visit to Chennai to clear up the Arjun mess. The release makes it sound like this is just another official visit, when it’s quite clear that the Chief visited specifically for a brief on the Arjun MBT:
Gen Deepak Kapoor Chief of Army Staff, visited Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, Chennai on 24th April 2008. M. Natarajan, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri was also present during the visit. S. Sundaresh, Director, CVRDE briefed the chief about the ongoing and the future activities of the organisation in the field of Armoured Fighting Vehicles to the visiting delegates / dignitaries. Chief of Army Staff has also interacted with the young scientists and motivated them for their involvement and contribution in the Research and development of defence projects.