OUR HEROES | It?s familial for Brig Deo
BORN ON August 18, 1947, Brigadier Bharat Bhushan Deo belongs to a family of army officers with three of the five brothers and their progeny all in the services.india Updated: Jan 07, 2006 21:00 IST
BORN ON August 18, 1947, Brigadier Bharat Bhushan Deo belongs to a family of army officers with three of the five brothers and their progeny all in the services. He joined the Indian Army in the year 1967. His first posting was in Agartala, where he had the rare distinction of scaling all the major heights of Nagaland and Tripura.
He was then posted to Gaya and subsequently inducted to the 1971 Indo-Pak war. He has fought some of the major battles of the 1971 Indo-Pak War like the battle of Kustia (now in Bangladesh), Battle of Darshana and the battle of Madhumati.
Brig Deo was the first GSO 3 of a Mountain Division in North East. He qualified for Defence Services Staff College in the year 1982. Later, he has served as an instructor in the Staff College itself and also at Army Training Corps (ATC), Shimla.
Among his exceptional achievements is the raising of a new Rajput Battalion. Under his command it had a unique distinction of wining colours within two and a half years of its formation. Brig Deo is the youngest ever army officer to serve in the UN Mission. He has also commanded the Andaman Brigade, the only amphibian brigade in India.
He has served a term as a Sub Area Commander of Bhopal Station, during which the station has witnessed colossal developments. He has always been a very good sportsman and has played volleyball and basketball at state-level.
Brig Deo is quite content with the present Indian Army. He feels that the Indian Army is the best-trained and the best-motivated force in the world. He believes that the reason for this is that we keep practicing our doctrines and hence keep improving.
He appreciates the logistic support and the medical care that is provided to the ex-servicemen but feels that the resettlement is in its primitive stages which requires sincere and meticulous thought and planning. He married Sunaina, a Political Science graduate in 1972. Being a son of such an accomplished father, Major Abhishek Deo has also joined the Indian Army and is now serving in the same battalion as his father.
Brigadier Bharat Bhushan Deo originally belongs to Bihar but he liked Bhopal so much during his last posting that he has now settled here. He found that the people here are very nice and extremely supportive.
Brig Tom Pande, his friend, philosopher and guide, was another reason that prompted him to settle here. We wish Brig Deo and his family a very happy and successful life.