That’s an irony of fate, just a day after Colonel Munindra Nath Rai honoured with Yudh Seva medal, who was Commanding Officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, has sacrificed his life in an encounter with the militants at Tral in Pulwama district. Colonel Rai was a resident of Ghaziabad, survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. His family is still in shock and probably never come out of it for their whole life.
“He was a brave officer and was responsible for a number of intense operations in south Kashmir over the last two years,” Col Brijesh Pandey, and Col GS (IW) HQ, 15 Corps, told The Indian Express. “He was never afraid of leading from the front and undertook successful operations. He deserved the award of the Yudh Seva Medal for his exemplary service and bravery,” he said.
Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expressed her condolence to the heavyhearted family of Colonel Munindra Nath Rai. “I share your grief with all my heart – I know what it is to lose beloved husband to a terrorist attack and for children to be robbed of the love and guidance of their father at a young age.” Mrs. Gandhi said in a letter to Colonel Rai’s wife.
They say that time heals all the wounds but does really time can heal this unbearable pain that they are suffering from? Only the future knows when this issues will get a peaceful end and both the counties will grow in prosperity and harmony. Still there is a hope in every person’s heart belongs to both the countries, I’m sure.