Nikita Kaul, the wife of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, an Indian Army officer who was martyred fighting terrorists in the Pulwama attack in February 2019, joined the army on Saturday.
Major Dhoundiyal’s sacrifice was not in vain, and his wife Nikita Kaul did not lament her husband’s death. She made the brave decision to join the Indian Army in order to fulfil her husband.
She was commissioned into the Indian Army as Lieutenant Nikita Kaul Dhoundiyal on May 29, 2021, after completing her training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai.
Nikita Kaul, 29, donned the Army uniform on Saturday after finishing one-year tough training in Tamil Nadu, 27 months after her husband was lossed in an anti-insurgency operation in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
Nikita Kaul, his wife, paid a fitting tribute to him by joining the Indian Army. She gained the stars on her shoulders from Army Commander Northern Command Lt Gen YK Joshi himself, which was a proud experience for her.
Lieutenant Nitika Kaul, a Kashmir citizen, had just been married to Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal for nine months when the news of that he had made the ultimate sacrifice for the country during a gunfight with Jaish-e-Mohammad militants.
Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal was one of five security forces soldiers killed in the encounter on February 18, 2019, in which three JeM terrorists were gunned down, including two top commanders suspected of being behind the tragic Pulwama suicide attacker on a CRPF convoy.