Saturday, 15 April 2017

Ex-R&AW chief, G C Saxena passes away

Ex-R&AW chief, G C Saxena passes away

Hyderabad: Girish Chandra Saxena, former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and former Director of India’s external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) has passed away on Friday morning, in New Delhi. He was 89 years old. He served as the Governor of J&K twice in 1990 and 1998 and is survived (बच जाना) by his wife Rajni Saxena and two daughters. G C Saxena served as the chief of R&AW for 16 years, and handled Kanishka bombing and Operation Blue Star .incidents.  He was awarded with  Padhma Bhushan in 2005 .

Saxena joined the Indian Police Service in 1950 and served in Uttar Pradesh as Chief of Police. He remained as advisor to the Late Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi for two years till January 31, 1988. 

Operation Blue Star 

Operation Blue Star was an Indian military operation which occurred between 1 June and 6 June 1984, ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in order to establish control over the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar, Punjab, and remove militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his militant armed followers from the complex buildings. 

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