Indian Armed forces are the third largest in the world consisting of the Army, Indian Navy, Air Forces and Indian Coast Guards. We owe it to our brave soldiers who serve the country while defending and protecting the nation’s borders. It is because of them that we are able to live free in a safe and secure environment. Every now and then we keep on hearing stories of our brave soldiers sacrificing their lives for the protection of the nation. However what is more heart wrenching is when we get to see the children of these martyred soldiers who pay respectful tribute to their parents.
Remember, Colonel Munindra Nath Rai who was killed by militants in Kashmir in 2015? Even more soul-stirring scene was when his 11-year-old daughter shouted her father’s regiment’s old battle cry at his grave. She then raised her hand to salute him for the last time and burst out of tears. We have been witnessed to such tragic losses since forever.
Another such proud Indian Army jawan was Naik Deepak Nainwal who fought bravely with a terrorist group in Jammu and Kashmir. Deepak Nainwal was shot twice and got severely injured during the terrorist operation in Kulgham, J&K.
The incident occurred on April 10 when the Indian Army launched a joint operation with the J&K Police in order to search the Khudwani area after receiving a tip-off on the location of terrorists in the area.
Unfortunately, Naik Deepak Nainwal succumbed to his injuries in the Command Hospital in Pune on May 20. Nainwal hailed from Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
After the mortal remains of the soldier were brought from Military Hospital in Dehradun to his residence in Sidhpuram colony at Harrawala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, the daughter of the martyred soldier sat beside his coffin which was wrapped with the Indian National Flag and cried while her hands were joined to salute the brave soldier. An image of the daughter is getting viral throughout the social media and we can’t keep our tears to ourselves.
Take a look:
Even social media users provided their heart-felt salute to the proud martyr soldier. Read some of the tweets:
Wreath laying and last rites ceremony of Naik Deepak Nainwal was held in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar today. He succumbed to injuries yesterday after being injured in Kulgam encounter in J&K last month. pic.twitter.com/rr8G2tUk4l
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2018
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2018
We lost one more brave soldier Naik Deepak Nainwal. He took two bullets on 10th April but succumbed to his injuries today at Command Hospital Pune. I salute his martyrdom 🙏but at the same time feel very sad that precious lives are lost every second day.. it’s our loss😒 pic.twitter.com/Bl0rN8T65t
— Capt Shalini Singh (@shals77) May 22, 2018
Heartbreaking pictures of daughter of Veer Deepak Nainwal, who succumbed to injuries he got while fighting for 17 hrs during terrorist encounter. There’s no sacrifice bigger than the sacrifice of a soldier’s family. Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/4EE8tkbfd3
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) May 23, 2018
Each and every drop of her tears makes us Proud and emotional as well. She is the daughter of Veer Shaheed #DeepakNainwal who lost his life yesterday in Pune Hospital.
Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/ZlS9CK9P6A
— Shashank Patel (@shashank1P) May 23, 2018
Daughter sobs as her world shattered into pieces with father’s martyrdom. Body of Naik Deepak Nainwal, who had sustained two bullet injuries on Sunday during a 17 hour long terrorist operation in #Kulgam reached to Dehradun airport on Tuesday.@Chinarcorps_IA @NorthernComd_IA pic.twitter.com/EpojQfGgwb
— JAMMU LINKS NEWS (@JAMMULINKS) May 23, 2018
— R Chatterjee (@IndusHeartTalks) May 22, 2018
What is just salutary for us is going to be a lifelong struggle for this little kid and her mom.Another Son of our country lost against terrorist influx.May your family get the strength and support you deserve Mrs.DeepakNainwal & the Lil one. #JaiHind!#SlainSoldier #IndianArmy https://t.co/VzO0JCL7nJ
— Riaz Basha (@riazbasha) May 23, 2018