Meet Lt.Nitika Kaul, Wife of Martyr’s Wife, now a symbol of national strength

“You said you loved me, but the fact is you loved the nation more,” Nitika Kaul said as she stood in front of her husband’s coffin covered with tricolour.

New Delhi: Nitika Kaul wife of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, a martyr from Pulwama, has been a source of encouragement to many as she follows in her footsteps by donating a military uniform.

Northern military commander and military commander Lt Gen YK Joshi on Saturday carried stars on his shoulders at an event at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

PRO Udhampur, the Department of Defense shared the video on its official Twitter account which received automatic praise from Paul and the military.

Who is Nitika Kaul?

On 18 February 2019, Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal was martyred in an encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The whole nation wept for Nitika when she gave a final farewell to her brave husband by saying ‘Jai Hind’ with moist eyes. 

Major Dhoundiyal and Nitika had married only 9 months before he attained martyrdom, both were to celebrate their first marriage anniversary in April 2019. Nitika Kaul described her husband as a brave soldier. She expressed confidence that his sacrifice will inspire more people to join forces.

“You said you loved me, but the fact is you loved the nation more. I am really proud. We all love you. The way you love everyone is entirely different because you sacrificed your life for the people who you may have never met, but still you decided to give your life for them. You are such a brave man. I am very honored to have you as my husband. I’ll love you till my last breath. I owe my life to you,” she was quoted as saying as she stood in front of the coffin covered with tricolour.

Originally a resident of Kashmir, Nitika used to work in HCL while living with her parents in Delhi. 6 months after her husband’s sacrifice, in September 2019, she filled the form for Short Service Commission (SSC) and called it her way to heal and get back to life.

Entering the exam hall was a very emotional moment for her as she felt her husband’s fears and anxiety which he would have dealt with while giving the exam. She revealed that she felt connected with him.

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