Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi’s leave fires consideration about unexpected retirement :- Kolkata: Theory about Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, who has been superseded by Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the following Army Chief, taking untimely retirement elevated today after he continued on leave.
Armed force sources, nonetheless, said Lt Gen Bakshi is on a pre-planned three-day leave and is relied upon to resume obligations on December 30, a day prior Lt Gen Rawat assumes control as the new Army Chief. There has been the hypothesis that Lt Gen Bakshi may take untimely retirement.
He had as of late met Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, powering theory about his conceivable renunciation. Lt Gen Rawat’s arrangement as the new Army Chief superseding seniors Lt Gen Bakshi and Southern Army authority Lt Gen PM Hariz had likewise started a savage political line between a segment of the Opposition and the legislature.
Lt Gen Bakshi was first the leader for the post of the armed force boss. Be that as it may, keeping aside the pattern of status being the solitary criteria, the legislature named Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, a cluster junior to Lt Gen Bakshi, as the new boss.
Lt Gen Rawat, an infantry fighter, was discovered most appropriate among three officers to manage challenges like cross-fringe fear based oppression in Jammu and Kashmir and the circumstance with Pakistan, both territories which the administration felt will be under concentration for the following 2-3 years.
Another segment of military specialists asserted that Lt Bakshi may turn into the new Chief of Defense Staff, a post that has been hanging fire for the last numerous years. While the formation of such a post is in “dynamic thought” of the administration, it is improbable that it will happen soon, they asserted.
The Center had on December 17 selected Lt Gen Rawat as the new armed force head superseding his two senior officers, Lt Gen Bakshi and Southern Command Chief Lt Gen P M Hariz.