Major General Gagandeep Bakshi or G. D. Bakshi is a retired Indian army officer. He left no possible chance to make the nation proud of his deeds without any monetary expectation and shockingly no media coverages. He has been awarded several medals for his distinguished service in the Indian Army.
Here are some lesser-known facts about Major G.D. Bakshi:
1- Born in 1950 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Bakshi served in Jammu and Kashmir Rifles.
2- He is the younger brother of Captain Raman Bakshi, who was the first martyr in the 1965 India-Pakistan War at the young age of 23 years. He joined the National Defence Academy in June 1967.
3- Though selected as an Airforce Cadet, Bakshi switched to Army to serve in the same unit, where his father and brother had served the Indian Army.
4- A veteran of many skirmishes on the Line of Control and of counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for commanding a battalion in operations in Kargil.
5- Apart from his dedication towards the army he also served as a faculty in the defense schools. He served at Dehradun for 3 years and in Delhi for 2 years.
6- Bakshi is also a creative writer. He has penned many books on Military matters. He has written about 24 books and more than 100 papers in popular journals.
7- He is regularly seen in various news channels and other programs as a Defence expert. His hobbies are; Reading, Working out, and Yoga.
8- His latest book, Bose: An Indian Samurai, was published in 2016 and grossed a good collection.