Singh attended the celebrations, where several Kashmiri separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yaseen Malik were also present.
But soon after the former Chief of Army staff was criticised on twitter for attending Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi .
After coming under heavy fire on the micro blogging site, General (retd) VK Singh too retorted through a series of tweets justifying his act.
Meanwhile VK Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception at the Pakistani High Commission.
"The Government of India has to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went there and came back," he said replying to a question about his presence at the reception.