These are some of the known and lesser-known facts about G.D. Bakshi :
Major General Gagandeep Bakshi or G.D. Bakshi was born in 1950 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradhesh.
He belongs to Jammu and Kashmir Rifles.
He is the younger brother of Captain Raman Bakshi, who was the first martyr in 1965 India - Pakistan War at an age of 25. After elder brother's death, GD Bakshi joined the National Defence Academy in June 1967.
Initially, he was selected as an airforce cadet but he switched to the army. His father was also an army man.
He was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for commanding a battalion in the Kargil war.
He was awarded the Sena medal for counter-terror operations in the rugged mountains of Kisthwar.
He has been an instructor at the Indian Military Academy Dehradun and the Prestigious Defence Services Staff College at Wellington for three years.

He taught at National Defence College Delhi, for two years and retired from this prestigious assignment in June 2008.
He is a creative writer too. He writes on Military matters. He has published 24 books and over 110 papers in many prestigious research journals.
He is regularly seen in various news channels and other programmes as a Defence expert.

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