1965 Indo-Pak war chronicles
As part of our planned series on the 1962 and 1965 wars that India fought, we invited Major General G. D. Bakshi to speak to Wilderness Films India. Hear this story of the war, in this clip!
Maj Gen (Dr) GD Bakshi, SM, VSM (Retd) is a combat veteran of many skirmishes on the LC and Counter-Terrorist operations in J&K and Punjab. He commanded his battalion in active operations in Kargil and was awarded the Vishist Seva Medal. Later he commanded a brigade in Counter-Terrorist operations in the very rugged mountains of Kishtwar and was awarded the Sena Medal for his distinguished services. He subsequently commanded the reputed Romeo Force during intensive Counter-Terrorist operations in the Rajouri-Punch Districts of J&K in the wake of Op Sarp Vinash and succeeded in pacifying the area. He has served two tenures at the highly prestigious Directorate General of Military Operations (during Op Pawan and Op Vijay) and was the first BGS (IW) at HQ Northern Command where he dealt with Information Warfare and Psychological Operations. He is a prolific writer on matters military and non-military and has published 24 books and over 110 papers in many prestigious research journals. His articles have also been published in various National Newspapers. He taught at the Indian Military Academy Dehradun and the Prestigious Defence Services Staff College at Wellington for three years each. He taught at the National Defense College at New Delhi for two years and retired from this prestigious assignment in Jun08. He holds a Masters degree in Defence Science and an M Phil in Strategic Studies from the University of Madras. He recently completed his Ph.d from the same University on” Limited Wars in South Asia”. He is an Associate member of the IDSA and a distinguished fellow of the Centre for Air Power Studies. He has taken over as the Editor-in-Chief of the Defence and Security Alert magazine. His books include, “Afghanistan-the First Fault line War,” “War in the 21st Century”, “The Indian Art Of War” “The Paradox of Pakistan” , “The Rise of Indian Military Power: Evolution of an Indian Strategic Culture “and “Limited Wars in South Asia.”
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