SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – OPERATION EAGLE 1971 – LIBERATION WAR OF BANGLADESH :
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during 1971 initiated the Liberation of Bangladesh with military action in Chittagong Hill Tracts. This battle plan was code-named Operation Eagle. This was India’s undeclared war on Pakistan that commenced on November 03, 1971, a month prior to India’s official war on Pakistan that was declared on December 03, 1971.
MS-8466 Captain R R Narasimham, AMC/SSC was selected for the grant of Short Service Commission in the Army Medical Corps on 18th September, 1969 in the rank of Second Lieutenant while he was a Final Year M.B.B.S. student at Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. He joined Army in the rank of Lieutenant on 26th July, 1970. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on completion of training at Military Hospital, Ambala. He was deputed to the Special Frontier Force, a Special Task Force under the Directorate General of Security, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India. While on deputation, he had served as Medical Officer, Headquarters Establishment No. 22 C/O 56 APO from 22nd September, 1971 to 18th December, 1974. This Medical Officer was posted to the South Column Unit of Operation Eagle and had served under the Command of Lieutenant Colonel B K Narayan. During 1971, Brigadier T S Oberoi was the Commandant at Headquarters Establishment No. 22 and he was the Commander at Force Headquarters Operation Eagle. In a written testimonial given by Lieutenant General T S Oberoi, PVSM, VrC, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters Southern Command Pune 411001 dated 14th February, 1983, General Oberoi had stated that this Medical Officer was closely associated with his organisation during 1971 Indo-Pak War. The Southern Army Commander had further commented that this Medical Officer deserves befitting recognition on his relinquishing the Army.
Southern Army Commander General T S Oberoi had categorically stated that this Medical Officer was recommended for a gallantry award for display of gallant qualities in the face of the enemy.
ANNUAL CONFIDENTIAL REPORT:OFFICERS – THE EVIDENCE FOR GALLANTRY AWARD RECOMMENDATION :
This Medical Officer displayed a great sense of devotion to duty, maturity, physical toughness, and bravery beyond call of duty during Operation Eagle for which he was recommended for a gallantry award. The evidence about this recommendation was included in the Annual Confidential Report : Officers for the year 1971-72 in respect of this Medical Officer. This Annual Confidential Report was initiated by Lieutenant Colonel B K Narayan, Directorate General of Security, Office of Inspector General Special Frontier Force, who had Commanded the South Column Unit of Operation Eagle. The duly completed Annual Confidential Report for the Year 1971-72 was forwarded to Military Secretary’s Branch, Ministry of Defence(Army) and is now held at MS Branch MS4( CR ).
REGISTRATION OF PUBLIC GRIEVANCE:
Government of India, Cabinet Secretariat, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has established a web portal to receive Public Grievances at http://www.pgportal.gov.in/ It received a grievance on 24th September, 2011 about the case pertaining to this Medical Officer who had relinquished Service on 10th January, 1984. The Registration Number is MODEF/E/2011/00761. The grievance is received by Shri. Arun Kumar Bal, Joint Secretary ( Estt.&PG ), Room No. 97, Ministry of Defence, South Block, New Delhi 110 001. His contact phone number : 23792043; E-mail : email@example.com This Grievance that was received by Joint Secretary(Estt & PG), Ministry of Defence on 24 September, 2011 was forwarded to unknown and unspecified Department of Defence on 07 December, 2011. After a long period of time at that unspecified Department of Defence, the Grievance is now forwarded to the Wing of Joint Secretary Training, Chief Administrative Officer, Defence Headquarters Training Institute, E-Block, Tutu Road, DHQ Zone, New Delhi – 110 011, on 17 July, 2012.
I am surprised to note that no attempt is being made to verify my Record of Service that is archived at Medical Personnel Records Section(Officers), MPRS(O), Office of the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi – 110 011, to begin a proper inquiry to accept or to reject my Petition/Grievance.
Posted by :
Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
Service Number: MS-8466. Rank-Captain. AMC/SSC
Medical Officer, South Column, Operation Eagle
Directorate General of Security
Office of Inspector General Special Frontier Force
East Block V, Level IV, R K Puram,New Delhi – 110 022.
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