There are moments one truly realises the cost of war and Major Anuj Sood's wife Akriti Singh looking at his mortal remains is one of them.
The two had only recently gotten married.
The heartbreaking picture is being shared by people as a reminder, that our soldiers and their families sacrifice their life and happiness so that we can be safe.
Akriti mam, watching her husband Martyr Major Anuj Sood for the last time,— Anmol Minhas (@AenaSingh27) May 5, 2020
"Why Him? She might think."
Each and every day, our soldiers sacrifice their lives for protecting us.
I have one simple question, Are we worth fighting for?What are we doing for our Martyrs?#NeedAnswer pic.twitter.com/t0gW2xSvTh
The officer was martyred in the recent Handwara encounter, which claimed the lives of 4 other armymen and a police officer.
Major Sood was cremated with full military honours and was given a gun salute by fellow soldiers.
These pictures are the epitome of courage & bravery.— Mujaid Alam Bakarwal🇮🇳 (@alam_mujaid) May 5, 2020
Akriti Singh & Pallavi Ashutosh, wives of Maj Anuj Sood & Col Ashutosh Sharma who made supreme sacrifice in #Handwara.
Armed forces wives are made of such courage & strength. My deepest respect to them!🙏@adgpi @Tiny_Dhillon pic.twitter.com/m9BVjmxPI5
Martyr Major Anuj Sood (31yrs) .Salute to his family members. He was married only 3 to 4 months back to Akriti Singh. His father Brigedier Chandrakant Sood served Indian Army. His sister Harshita is also an Indian Army officer.#NO_WORDS 💐🙏💐— गौरीशंकर आचार्या (@gouri_acharya) May 5, 2020
Jay Jawan ! Jay Hind! pic.twitter.com/aNWkNjIHKl
#IndianArmy— Sultan salahdin ayubi (@salahdin08) May 6, 2020
Panchkula: Akriti Sood, wife of martyr Major Anuj Sood mourn near his coffin during his funeral ceremony, in Panchkula, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Sood was among five security personnel killed in an encounter with militants in Handwara. May 5, 2020. pic.twitter.com/MtrxpMEISl
The "Nation First" mettle & steel soldiers’ wives, sisters & mothers are made of..🙏— Nausheen Khan (@DrNausheenKhan) May 5, 2020
Where does your courage begin? Where does it take you?
Akriti Singh & Major Anuj Sood, who made the supreme sacrifice in #HandwaraEncounter, tied knots just a few months back!🇮🇳@Tiny_Dhillon pic.twitter.com/WJrCvGEZzq
Meanwhile his father, Brigadier Chandrakant Sood (Retd), said that he was proud of what his son had done for the country.
He has made a supreme sacrifice. It was part of his duty and what he was trained for.
He has made a supreme sacrifice. It was part of his duty&what he was trained for. I feel sad for his wife as they just got married 3-4 months back. He was meant to save lives: Rtd Brig Chandrakant Sood, father of late Major Anuj Sood, who lost his life in an encounter in Handwara pic.twitter.com/hjIWSymKMv— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2020