The bad blood between Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor and his successor Lt General V K Singh is out in the open after the army land scam in West Bengal. Singh, at present head of the Eastern Command, had recommended punitive action against the concerned generals on the basis of a court of inquiry he had ordered. Singh has targeted the Army Headquarters military secretary, Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash, who had earlier crossed swords with him over a discrepancy in his birth date. Caught in this heavyweight crossfire is Lt General P.K. Rath, former 33 corps Commander, who signed the letter of intent for setting up a school, which was cancelled within 15 days at Singh’s order. In this vitiated atmosphere, there are sceptical interpretations to the recent news that General Kapoor has developed a hearing problem. Will Defence Minister A.K. Antony remain a silent spectator to these unseemly developments?