Indian domestic airline, Air Vistara, on April 19 posted a picture on their social media account stating they were honoured to have Major General G D Bakshi (Retd.) onboard and thanked him for his service to the nation.
Honored to have Major General G. D. Bakshi (Retd), a decorated Kargil war hero, onboard our flight today. Thank you Sir, for your service to the nation. pic.twitter.com/peQsgrlVxc
— Vistara (@airvistara) April 19, 2019
Major General G D Bakshi (Retd.) is a Kargil War hero and was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for commanding a battalion in the Kargil War. He is the younger brother of Captain Raman Bakshi, who was the first martyr in 1965 India-Pakistan War at the young age of 23 years. A year and a half after his elder brother was martyred, Major General Bakshi joined the National Defence Academy in June 1967. He joined Indian Military Academy on November 14, 1971 and was called into action during the 1971 India-Pakistan war. In 1999, he returned to Military Operations Directorate to plan for Operation Vijay during the Kargil War.
General Bakshi has been on the receiving end of hate from so-called liberals because of his nationalistic views. He had been very vocal about not sparing Pakistan, especially after the ghastly Pulwama terror attack. “Pakistan has started the war, we will end it,” he had said.
Of course, his contribution and achievements are not significant enough for the ‘Twitter liberals’ who thought they’d rather not fly the airline which celebrates a decorated soldier.
Time to switch airline @IndiGo6E congratulations,u got new customer
— Amar Bandgar (@AmarBandgar) April 21, 2019
Thanks for https://t.co/PyWLkQ7J9b onward people will choose other airlines.
— abhi (@abhiyamkumar007) April 21, 2019
Agreed. Surprised & disappointed to see my favorite airline associate themselves with someone who publically lauded Godse & co. Any response, @TheSanjivKapoor ?
— P (@thenutoriousp) April 21, 2019
Soon enough abusive trolls also joined in in trolling Vistara airlines.
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) April 21, 2019
Fake news peddlers and propagandists masquerading as ‘journalists’ too decided to shift loyalties to another airline only because Air Vistara decided to be proud of having a decorated war hero onboard.
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) April 21, 2019
Pro-AAP blogger-in-chief who cooks up unbelievable stories about praying onboard when being seated in middle-seat, too decided to no longer fly Air Vistara.
I quite liked @airvistara but their love for this bigot shows that either they are ignorant or the airline condones Bakshi’s anti-Muslim stance. Will they honour Sadhvi Pragya next? No more flying with Vistara. @JantaKaReporter https://t.co/pLKNO9eNXl
— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) April 21, 2019
Pretty sure Vistara would miss his prayers 30,000 feet above the ground.