A clipping of the retired decorated Army officer losing his temper and publically abusing a panelist on national television has been doing rounds on social media.
Turns out it wasn't the first time General Bakshi blurted out abuses while addressing an audience:
General GDBakshi— DebkanchanMit (@DebkanchanMit) July 4, 2020
In his truest formhttps://t.co/rISQXI5mJZ
While some Twitter users called out the General's shocking and inappropriate choice of words, others sided with his 'emotions' and tried to justify his actions:
I personally feel channels should never put Ex Army personnel against civilians.— Rajeev Sharma 🇮🇳 (@RajeevS71017073) July 4, 2020
That too politicians.
It's a no match.
You degrade the uniform.
Actually majority of people are happy and have no problems with panelists who come for healthy debate and end up in saying B&D and M***r*hod on National television. :)) #gdbakshi Major. GD Bakshi— ankit (@anksinghonline) July 4, 2020
GD Bakshi is no man of EMOTIONS. Only Pure ACTIONS. He knows only Killing his opponents on field & in field. He is devoted to nation and dedicated to his duty even after retirement. True Warrior Skills & Pure Patriotism. Hope the other guy is satisfied with what he got 🤣 pic.twitter.com/eFrKStjczM— AarKay (@rkgaruda) July 4, 2020
@GeneralBakshi is a staunch nationalist, fought wars, an intellectual with No of publications 2 his credit, easily excitable & roars on TV debates. His style & ppl like him. Lost his brother in 1965 war.— Maj Gen Brajesh Kr (@bkum2000) July 4, 2020
But he is anything but abusive, ur purpose of spreading misinformatio? ☹️ https://t.co/MYJlLET6Cl
GD Bakshi is devoted to nation and dedicated to his duty even after retirement. True Warrior Skills & Pure Patriotism. He rocks !!— Sunita (@Sunita20t) July 4, 2020
These jokers will not understand the emotions of a soldier. We can't listen against our motherland. Bharat mata ki jai.— Ajai Kumar Verma (@AjaiKumarVerm12) July 4, 2020
Why is he always so excited, the old General gets over emotional and can't control himself. He should be reinstated in the army and sent to the frontier where his anger can be put to use. 🇮🇳 #indiachinastandoff https://t.co/YkMb9lnZ0y— Rohit Sequeira (@rohitsequeira) July 4, 2020
General GD Bakshi is an Aggressive and Unapologetic ex-serviceman who has Zero Tolerance for nonsense. And yes, no one should dare to interrupt him. 😂— Shaurya D Joshi (@ShauryaDJoshi) July 4, 2020
Slap section 294 of IPC on GD Bakshi for Abuse on Citizen #india is a Democracy not A Dictatorship where t officials can abuse #SaturdayThoughts #GalwanValleyFaceOff #Modi #laddakh #LawAndOrder #RedVelvet_IRENE_SEULGI_Monster #NEET #earthquake #examscancelled #ExpansionistChina— __jack_daniel__ (@Erajasthan7) July 4, 2020