Kagandeep Bakshi or GT Bakshi Retired Indian Army Officer. He worked Jammu & Kashmir Rifles. He has been awarded many medals for his outstanding service in the Indian Army.
Wiki / Biography
Bakshi was born in 1950 (Age 70 years: As in 2020) Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. From an early age, he had the desire to serve in the Indian Army. His brother, Captain Raman Bakshi, was a young martyr at the age of 23 in the 1965 Indo-Pakistani war. In memory of his brother, a street in Jabalpur was named ‘Raman Bakshi Mark’. He completed his primary education at St. Aloysius Senior Secondary School in Jabalpur. For higher education, he joined the National Defense Academy and the Indian Army Academy, where he graduated.
The names of his family members are unknown. The only information about his brother Raman Bakshi who died in the 1965 Indo-Pakistani war.
He was enlisted in the Indian Army in 1971 and played a key role in the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war. He played a key role in the 1984 terrorist attacks in Punjab. During the 1999 Kargil war, he commanded the battalion and successfully led operations against Pakistan.
Apart from this, Bakshi also commanded the Romeo force to counter terrorist activities in Rajouri-Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir. He was twice the Director General of Military Operations and was the first BGS (IW) in the HQ Northern Command (India), where he handled information warfare and psychological operations.
- In 2016, when he delivered his speech on national security at IIT Madras, a student named Abhinav Surya was branded as hating his speech. In this regard, Abhinav Surya sent a letter to the department, “I still can not digest the fact that the company has provided a platform for a speech that incites violence and hatred among students. A lecture that is heavily loaded with hatred, humanity and glorification of brutality.”
- Many times, he mocked Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters.
- In July 2020, he used defamatory language in a live discussion on a news channel. When he appeared as one of the group members in a live discussion on Republic TV, he called a panelist mother ****. Mr. Bakshi received harsh criticism for his use of such slanderous language.
Awards / Honors
- Distinguished Service Medal for Commanding Battalion at the Battle of Kargil
- Army Medal for Counter-Terrorism in the Rough Mountains of Kishtwar
- Bakshi is also a writer. He has authored several books on military matters. He has authored about 24 books and over 100 papers in popular magazines.
- He was a teacher at the Indian Army Academy in Dehradun.
- Bakshi has also been a lecturer at the prestigious Defense Services Personnel College in Wellington, Tamil Nadu.
- He taught at the National Defense College, Delhi for two years before retiring in 2008.
- His hobbies; Reading, training, yoga.
- His latest book, Bose: An Indian Samurai, was published in 2016.