Two years after her husband, Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, was killed in the line of duty while battling terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, Nitika Kaul was Saturday commissioned in the Army Ordnance Corps as a Lieutenant at the Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai.
In February 2019, barely 10 months after their marriage, Major Dhoundiyal was killed during an encounter with terrorists in Pulwama. Commissioned in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, he was serving with 55 Rashtriya Rifles at the time of the encounter, and was posthumously decorated with the Shaurya Chakra for his act of courage.
At the time of her husband’s death, Kaul had been working with a multinational corporation in New Delhi.
News Source: INDIANEXPRESS