Kargil Martyr’s Son Joins His Father’s Battalion

Kargil Martyr’s Son Joins His Father’s Battalion

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The son of Kargil martyr Lance Nayak Bachan Singh was inducted into the Indian Army at the passing out parade organised by the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun on 9 June.

Lieutenant Hitesh Kumar cited his father’s sacrifice for the nation and his mother’s struggle to raise him, as his inspiration for joining the Indian Army.

Lance Nayak Bachan Singh was martyred on 13 June 1999 in the battle of Tololing. Lieutenant Hitesh Kumar has been placed in his father’s battalion, the second Rajputana Rifles, of which even his maternal uncle was a part.

His brother too aims to join the Indian Army and has begun his preparations.

Hailing from Muzaffarnagar, Lieutenant Hitesh Kumar hopes that his home town would not just be associated with riots that took place in 2013.

He was not the only one from Muzaffarnagar who was inducted into the Indian Army on 9 June. Lieutenant Abhishek Dhariwal, Lieutenant Shubham Bhardwaj, Lieutenant Rohit Malik were among others.

He graduated with a bachelors dgree in commerce from the Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce and says that this has helped him in fulfilling his dream of joining the Indian Army.

(With inputs from ANI)

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