Punjab In operation blue star It’s been 39 years since. This operation lasted from 1 June 1984 to 8 June 1984. Khalistani terrorists Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala This operation was successful with the death of. But after this operation the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had been murdered. The whole country was shaken by this incident.
Today we will tell you about the important characters associated with Operation Blue Star and try to know how they were related to this military operation. A plan was made to take action against Bhindranwale at midnight. That’s why it was named Operation Blue Star. Blue meant blue sky and star meant stars.
1- Lieutenant General Kuldeep Singh Brar: Hero of the operation
Lieutenant General Kuldeep Singh Brar was the hero of Operation Blue Star. He only led this operation. When he was told about this operation, at that time he was commanding the 9 Infantry Division of Meerut. On 30 May 1984, two days before the start of Operation Blue Star, he was told over phone about leading the operation. Brar had said in an interview that he has no regrets about this operation. He informed that the army was not told about this operation because the army was afraid that the police would support Khalistan. 492 people lost their lives in Operation Blue Star. In this, 83 soldiers including 4 army officers were martyred.
2-Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale: Captured the Akal Takht and collected weapons
Talking about Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, he was just a religious leader in the beginning. In the year 1977, he was made the president of Damdami Taksal, the main branch of religious propaganda of Sikhs. In the year 1978, there was violence between Sikhs and Nirankari Sikhs on the day of Baisakhi. In this 12 Nirankaris were killed and Bhindranwale emerged. In the year 1980, the verdict came on the violence that took place three years ago on the day of Baisakhi and Nirankari Baba Gurbachan was released. Two months later, he was murdered in Delhi and Bhindranwale and his supporters were accused of this.
After this, Lala Jagat Narayan Singh, the owner of Punjab Kesari, was killed. Bhindranwale was arrested in this case. Due to this, he emerged as a big face in Sikh politics. After some time, Bhindranwale made the Golden Temple his base. After this, along with his supporters, he occupied the Akal Takht and started collecting weapons inside the premises. Bhindranwale was killed in Operation Blue Star.
Major General Shabeg Singh: Gave training to Khalistani Army
Major General Shabeg Singh was the person who trained the Khalistani Army formed by Bhindranwale to take on the army inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar. He is always seen around Bhindranwale. Shabeg had taken iron from the army along with about 200 Khalistani supporters before his death. Talking about Shabeg, he was sacked just a day before his retirement in a case of financial impropriety. This turned him against the government. While in the Indian Army, he participated in the wars of 1947, 1962, 1965 and 1971. In the 1971 war with Pakistan, he had given training to the Mukti Vahini of Bangladesh.
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4- Indira Gandhi: The operation that led to her death
Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of the country in the year 1984, and she gave permission to the army to run Operation Blue Star to take action against Bhindranwale and his supporters. The reason for this was the intelligence inputs, in which it was told that if the situation is not controlled then Punjab can get out of hand. Before Operation Blue Star, 300 people were killed in the violence in Punjab. Indira had to pay the price of approving this operation by giving her life. After this operation, on 31 October 1984, Indira Gandhi was shot dead by her Sikh bodyguards. Operation Blue Star is considered responsible for this.
5- R.N. Kav: RAW established, alerted for operation
R wearing black and thick glasses. N. Kao also had a special connection with Operation Blue Star. It was Kao who laid the foundation of the intelligence agency RAW in 1968. In 1981, he returned to the post of senior assistant in Indira Gandhi’s government and became the national advisor. It was he who was the head of RAW in the cities with Sikh population before the start of Operation Blue Star. He knew very well that while taking action to drive out the ageists, there would be a bad effect.
6-A.S. Vaidya: Claimed that there would be no death in the operation
General Arun Sridhar Vaidya was appointed as the Chief of the Indian Army. On 31 July 1983, he became the 13th Chief of Army Staff. It was Sridhar Vaidya who planned Operation Blue Star in 1984 to drive out separatists from the Golden Temple. He had claimed before the operation that no one would die during the entire operation. However, this could not happen.