Updated: February 21, 2020 9:07:28 am
Wife of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who was killed in an encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, is set to join the Indian Army as an officer.
Nitika Dhoundiyal has already cleared the Service Selection Board (SSB) examination — a test to recruit candidates into the Armed forces as officers. She has also made it through the medical examination and is waiting for the merit waiting list. “I am hopeful that I will get through it too and will join the Army thereafter,” she said in a video shared by a journalist on Twitter. As a tribute to her husband, 28-year-old Nitika will wear the stars from her husband’s uniform on her first day of service.
Wife of Pulwama martyr Major Vibhuti Dhaundiyal,#Nikita Kaul Dhaundiyal, to join #IndianArmy as an officer https://t.co/ObHpqSSgKk her tribute, on her first day, she will wear the stars that were on her husband’s uniform. @indiatvnews @ChinarcorpsIA @adgpi @Tiny_Dhillon pic.twitter.com/RDNFadx4lz
— Manish Prasad (@manishindiatv) February 20, 2020
Major Dhoundiyal (34), along with three…