This is the photo of Alka, the daughter of late Col M N Rai, saluting the 19 Rashtriya Rifles soldiers and the Kashmiri policemen who rounded up and killed the terrorist Burhan Wani. Col Rai was assassinated by Burhan’s gang in January last year.
A day after he was awarded the Yudh Seva medal, Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, Commanding Officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, was killed in an encounter with militants at Tral in Pulwama district on Tuesday. A policeman and two militants were also killed in the operation.
At the funeral of her fathe,r Alka shouted out the Gorkha battle cry with clenched fist and this led to the Gorkha officers and soldiers repeating it several times ove. “My father was a brave father,” Alka said. – CINEWS