Tuesday, June 6
Rekha Singh in Army uniform

Galwan hero’s wife, becomes Army officer, first posting in Ladakh


Leh: Rekha Singh, the wife of Naik Deepak Singh who lost his life in the Galwan Valley clash with Chinese troops in June 2020, has become an inspiration for many as she was commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant on Saturday.

The 29-year-old completed her training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, and has been posted to a frontline unit in eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Her first posting in Ladakh is a testament to her unwavering commitment to serve the nation.

Lt. Singh decided to join the Indian Army after her husband’s martyrdom and started preparing for it. She said, “After my husband passed away, I decided to join the Indian Army and started preparing for it. Today my training has been completed, and I have become a Lieutenant. I am feeling very proud.” This shows her determination and courage to follow in her husband’s footsteps and serve the nation.

Naik Deepak Singh was from the Army Medical Corps and was later attached to the 16th Battalion of Bihar Regiment. He was posthumously awarded the Vir Chakra in 2021 for his bravery in saving the lives of more than 30 Indian soldiers during the clashes. The Vir Chakra is the country’s third-highest wartime gallantry award after the Param Vir Chakra and the Maha Vir Chakra. Naik Deepak Singh’s selflessness and courage will always be remembered as he made the supreme sacrifice for the nation.

The Galwan Valley clash on 15th June 2020 marked the most serious military conflict between India and China in decades, and twenty Indian Army personnel lost their lives in the fierce hand-to-hand combat in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. Naik Deepak Singh displayed unmatched professionalism, unflinching devotion, and made the supreme sacrifice for the nation. His wife, Rekha Singh, has followed in his footsteps and has become an inspiration to many.

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