For your tomorrow, they gave their today
January 26, 2015  13:36
And that moment during the R-Day celebrations that will always leave you teary-eyed.

President Pranab Mukherjee presents the Ashok Chakra (posthumous) to Indhu Rebecca, wife of Major Mukund Varadarajan, for anti-terror ops.

Major Mukund Varadrajan, 31, deployed his troops in Shopian on April 25 to surround three terrorists hiding in an outhouse in Qazipathri village. The terrorists had attacked poll officials earlier.

Meanwhile. another terrorist opened a burst of auto fire thereby seriously injuring Mukund who despite bleeding profusely crawled ahead, fired and neutralised the second terrorist.

"Maj Mukund of 44 Rashtriya Rifles along with his buddy Sepoy Vikram displaying raw courage crawled in proximity to the outhouse. The officer lobbed a grenade inside the cement outhouse killing one terrorist instantaneously," his citation says.

"The elimination of terrorist avenged the killing of the election officials within 24 hours and restored faith of public in democracy and the Army. Maj Mukund was evacuated but succumbed to his injuries," it said.

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