Backtracking on its earlier submission before the Armed Forces Tribunal, the Army recently maintained that the reports and documents relating to the 1999 Kargil conflict were secret and hence could not be produced.
On October 25, when the case of Brigadier Surinder Singh had come up for hearing, the Army had stated that all documents were available and were in the custody of various units and locations and need some time to collect and present.
Brigadier Surinder Singh was commander of 121 Brigade at Kargil when the conflict broke out. The Army had declared him guilty of alleged lapses that led to the Kargil intrusion in his sector in 1999 which ultimately led to the Kargil War in which 527 Indian soldiers were killed. He was dismissed from the Army in 2001.