Maj Gen (Dr) G. D. Bakshi is a retired Indian Army officer, security analyst and prolific author. He commanded the 6 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. He is often seen on news channels across India as a discussant to provide views on topics related to military and defense.
He was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for commanding a battalion in the Kargil War. Later, he was awarded the Sena Medal for distinguished service in commanding a battalion during counter-insurgency drives.
He subsequently commanded the Romeo Force (Part of Rashtriya Rifles) during intensive counter-insurgency operations in the Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir and succeeded in suppressing the armed militancy in this area.
He served two tenures at the Directorate General of Military Operations and was the first BGS (IW) at the Northern Command, where he dealt with Information Warfare and Psychological Operations. He retired in 2008.