DHARAMSALA, 9 Nov: “Tibet has to be free,” India’s former Army general said Monday while expressing solidarity with the Tibetans on here in the exile headquarters of the Tibetan people.
“Tibet has to be free because the Chinese cannot be trusted with the roof of the world, with the water tower of the world,” Retired Major General Gagan Deep Bakshi said.
The retired army Major General expressed his admiration for the Tibetan resistance force and said, “Chushi Gangdruk Tibetan resistance movement gave China a tough fight just with muskets but the battle is not over yet.”
He further said that “the world is getting sick and tired of the shenanigans of China.”
“Countries around the globe are now are telling China enough is enough and that there is hope for Tibet,” he added.
He further said that “India has a border with Tibet and not China,” and declared “China’s illegal occupation of Tibet” as the sole cause of India’s ongoing “border disputes.”
Ex-Army General GD Bakshi is from the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. He served two tenures at the Directorate General of Military Operations and was the first BGS (IW) at HQ Northern Command (India).
He was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for commanding a battalion in the Kargil War and Sena Medal for counter-terror operations in the rugged mountains of Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir.