You saw her saluting and raising the Gurkha slogan before her father’s dead body draped in the tricolour at his funeral. Colonel M.N. Rai’s daughter, Alka, was praised by the country for showing immense resolute in the face of such a tragedy.
Now this image of hers is trending on social media. She is dressed in her father’s uniform.
Alka is reportedly saluting the brave soldiers of Rashtriya Rifles who were involved in the successful operation that led to the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on Friday, July 8.
Col Rai was the commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles and attained martyrdom fighting terrorists on January 26. The father and brother of one of the terrorists approached Rai claiming that the ultra wanted to surrender. But even as Rai gave them an opportunity to do so, the terrorists emerged firing indiscriminately. Col Rai died saving the lives of civilians while ensuring that the operation succeeds, which it did. On Friday, July 8, security forces killed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter in Kokernag, Anantnag.