Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi's leave cut short, resumes office
New Delhi[India], Jan. 13(ANI): Eastern Army Commander Lt General Praveen Bakshi, who was ordered to cut short his leave, resumed his duties at Fort William in Kolkata today.
Bakshi joined back his office on Friday as he was on leave since January 1.
The move comes after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar sent across a stern message to Lt Gen Bakshi, who had proceeded on a month-long leave on December 26 after he was superseded and General Bipin Rawat was appointed as Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
According to reports, him taking leave after promising support to General Rawat had not gone down well with the Ministry of Defence.
Lt Gen Bakshi will be attending the combined commanders conference slated in Dehradun on January 21. (ANI)