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  • Maj Gen (Dr) Bipin Bakshi, AVSM, VSM, Retd

    Deputy Director General
    Email: 
    ddg.idsa@nic.in
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    A multifaceted Scholar, Warrior and Sportsman, with singular achievements in youth empowerment, sailing, and national security, Maj Gen Bipin Bakshi, AVSM, VSM, Retd is also an author of two graphic novels on war heroes and holds a PhD in Information Warfare.

    He joined the Para Engineers on commissioning from Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun in June 1982, where he won the Sword of Honour and a Gold Medal. He was also awarded the Gold Medal at the College of Military Engineering, Pune from where he pursued BTech in Civil Engineering and later attended prestigious courses at the Defence Services Staff College, Higher Command and National Defence College. 

    Maj Gen Bipin Bakshi is a recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for his service in the Kargil Sector during Operation Parakram as the Commanding Officer of an Engineer Regiment, which was awarded GOC-in-C’s Unit Appreciation under his command in January 2004.

    He has served in the UN as a Peacekeeper in Angola during UNAVEM-III and has been an instructor in Young Officers (YOs) Wing, College of Military Engineering, Pune, Tactical Wing, School of Artillery, Devlali, and the IG Training of National Security Guard (NSG), Manesar. He has held several notable appointments including the command of an Infantry Brigade on the Northern Border and an Infantry Division on the Western Border, as well as important staff appointments four times in the J&K Sector. 

    The Singapore Battery accommodation at Devlali was constructed under his command for which he was awarded the Army Commander ARTRAC Commendation Card in 2005. He was also awarded the DG NSG Commendation Card in 2018, for his tenure in the NSG where he had the added responsibilities of running the National Bomb Data Centre and that of Station Commander, Manesar Garrison.

    During his last tenure as Additional Director General (ADG), National Cadet Corps (NCC) of the Northeastern Region, he pioneered the first-ever Brahmaputra Sailing Expedition–2019, which earned a mention in the Limca Book of Records 2019 and his contingent won the Republic Day NCC Competition 2020 for the first time among 17 NCC Directorates of the country.

    A keen sailor, he has won four medals at the national level in sailing and has been recently elected as the Senior Vice President of the Kite Boarding Association of India. His latest graphic novel on the NSG operation at Pathankot in 2016 featured in The Week magazine in February 2021.

    He was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) on 26 January 2021, in recognition of his dedicated service to the nation.

    Research  and Thesis Studies 

    • Submitted a thesis on “ Role of Information Warfare in India’s National Security”, an  analytical study guided by Meerut University (2016-2020) 
    • Submitted a Dissertation for the M Phil Curriculum of Madras University on “An Appraisal of Terrorism in J&K and Suggested Counter Strategy “ in  2012. 
    • Submitted a Dissertation on Chanakya’s Arthashastra,  Relevance in the Modern Era” for the M Phil Curriculum of Devi Ahilyabai University, Indore 2006-2007. 
    • Submitted a Thesis on “Airland Battle, the future contours of Modern Warfare” for the M Sc curriculum of Madras University 1992-93. 

    Articles Published 

    • Published article on “Social Media and The Armed Forces” in IMR (Indian Military Review)  
    • Published article on “The Sacred Ground where Saviours Fell: Fazilka and Nagi” in IMR (Indian Military Review – Jun 2018 edition).
    • Published article “Information Warfare : Redefining National Security" in Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS: Oct 2018 Edition) and Centre for Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS: Oct 2018)
    • Published research paper “ Information Warfare : Concepts And Components”, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews Volume 5  Issue 4  Oct.– Dec. 2018
    • Compiled the Annual publications of the National Bomb Data Centre for production of the Journal “The Bombshell” including messages from various dignitaries of NSG and MHA
    • Conceived and moved the publication of a Graphic Novel on Lt Gen PS Bhagat, PVSM, VC, the first Indian officer to win a Victoria Cross.  
    • Has recently published a Graphic Novel (Comic) on Late Lt Col EK Niranjan who laid down his life during the Pathankot Operation Jan 2016.
    • Mentored a paper for IEEE international publication on “Energy and Cost efficient Navigation Technique for the Visually Impaired” October 2018.
    • Co-Author of paper for Indian Science Congress Bangalore ISC2020 titled “Artificial Intelligence : Genre for the Next Era Rural Development”.

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