Maj Gen Joginder Singh Bakshi, MVC, VSM, Indian Army

Maj Gen Joginder Singh Bakshi, MVC, VSM

Brig. Joginder Singh Bakshi was commanding a mountain brigade during the operations against Pakistan on the Eastern Front. Between 7 and 16 Dccember 1971, the brigade under his leadership launched a series of successful attacks and captured a number of well prepared enemy localities, culminating in the capture of Bogra.

Brig. Bakshi displayed professional competence of a high order and by his daring execution outwitted the opposing forces, breaking their resistance and capturing a large number of men and equipment including the commander of 205 Brigade of the Pakistan Army.

Throughout the operation, Brig. Bakshi displayed conspicuous gallantry, determination and skill.