Dehradun: Major Chitresh Bisht, who was killed Saturday while defusing a landmine along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, was all set to get married next month.
Major Bisht was leading a bomb disposal squad team for sanitisation when mines were detected on the track in Naushera sector. The team defused one of the mines successfully but while neutralising another mine, the device got activated and the officer suffered grievous injuries and died.
As the news of Major Bisht’s martyrdom spread here Saturday night, scores of relatives and acquaintances visited his house in Nehru Colony to express condolences with his parents. Relatives said that the Army man’s marriage had been finalised and he was to come home February 28. The wedding was due, March 7.
The martyrs father SS Bisht is a retired policeman and his mother a housewife. The family hails from Ranikhet in Almora district.
In a tweet, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said, “I salute the supreme sacrifice made by Major Bisht in the service of the nation and send my heartfelt condolences to the martyr’s family. The entire country stands with them in this hour of grief.”
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat have also condoled the death of Major Bisht.