Major Anuj Sood was martyred in a counter insurgency operation in Kashmir’s Handwara.
Major Anuj Sood was martyred in a counter-insurgency operation in Kashmir’s Handwara. His friends and family remember him fondly, saying that it was his childhood dream to join the army.
Friends and classmates fondly remember Major Sood, who was passionate about the army since he was a child. “He was always very clear that he wanted to join the army. Major Sood passed out from Punjab Public School, Nabha, also his father’s alumni, in 2008. Soon after he joined the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla to no one’s surprise.
Sood spoke about his dream passionately. “‘One thing missing from my life… my NDA joining letter in my hands!! (Not far off). I dream of becoming an army officer,” he wrote in Chadha’s diary.
Friends were convinced that he [Major Sood] was already half a fauji in school. “We used to tease him in school by calling him a ‘fauji’,” his childhood friend Raghav Verma remembers.
2020-05-02, Handwara, Jammu-Kashmir
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