TamilWeek, Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2005
Kalkat to be nominated to Rajya Sabha

he Indian Government is likely to nominate retired Army general H.R.S. Kalkat,
who served as the IPKF Commander in Jaffna, to Rajya Sabha, The Hindu

The paper said that his nomination may be in the eminent persons category.

The paper reports that Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Kalkat had a distinguished military career,
culminating in a long tenure as the chief of the Army's Eastern Command.

Gen. Kalkat, who is from the Maratha Light Infantry regiment, has held all
important command and staff appointments.
Here is an India Today Chat with Gen. Kalkat,
in May 2000:

Should India intervene in Sri Lanka? A chat
with Lt Gen A S Kalkat, Commander of the
IPKF to Sri Lanka in 1988.
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