Two years after Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal laid down his life while fighting terrorists, his wife Nikita Kaul joined the Indian Army during the Passing out Parade held at Officers Training Academy in Chennai. Lt Nikita Kaul said Major Dhoundiyal is always going to be part of his life. Army Commander, Northern Command, Lt Gen YK Joshi pipped stars of Lt Kaul’s shoulders. Kanika Rane, Wife of Martyred Major Kaustubh Rane, Joins Indian Army as Lieutenant in POP Held at OTA Chennai.
PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defence in a tweet said, “#MajVibhutiShankarDhoundiyal, made the Supreme Sacrifice at #Pulwama in 2019, was awarded SC (P). Today his wife @Nitikakaul dons #IndianArmy uniform; paying him a befitting tribute. A proud moment for her as Lt Gen Y K Joshi, #ArmyCdrNC himself pips the Stars on her shoulders!” Garima Abrol, Widow of Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, Joins Indian Air Force as Flying Officer.
Tweet By PRO Udhampur:
Nikita Kaul cleared the Short Service Commission (SSC) exam and also got recommended in the Services Selection Board (SSB) interview. After 11 months of rigorous training, she got commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant.
Nikita Kaul’s Media Interaction After POP:
Major Dhoundiyal was among four Army men martyred in the encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in Pulawama, a short distance away from the spot where 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide attack on February 14, 2019. He was posted with 55 Rashtriya Rifles. Major Dhoundiyal was a resident of Dehradun.