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It still hasn't sunk in, writes wife of deceased IAF pilot in moving Facebook post

India Today logo India Today 10/2/2019 India Today Web Desk

"Many a times I woke up crying after having one such bad dreamBut Samir would hold me, console me and tell methat is the ultimate purpose of his jobto be able to serve our nation when the call comes," writes Garima Abrol in a moving Facebook post for her husband Samir Abrol.

a person posing for the camera: The post has received over 1000 shares and likes on social media, with many expressing grief at her loss. © India Today Web Desk The post has received over 1000 shares and likes on social media, with many expressing grief at her loss.

Squadron Leader Samir Abrol died along with his co-pilot earlier this month when his Mirage-2000 jet crashed in Bengaluru.

Days after Samir's brother Sushant wrote a similar post on Facebook, on Sunday, Garima writes, "It still hasn't sunk in that you are gone. No one has the answer to my questions. Why YOU?"

The post has received over 1000 shares and likes on social media, with many expressing grief at her loss.

The two pilots were conducting an acceptance sortie of the Mirage-2000 trainer, which had been newly upgraded by state-run aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, when it crashed on February 1.

Though the pilots made a bid to eject, they were caught in the flames as the plane crashed with a huge explosion.

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Read Garima's heartrending words on her husband's untimely demise:

I am Garima Abrol..I am the wife of Martyr Squadron Leader Samir Abrol.whose tears are still not dryIt still hasn't sunk in that you are gone. No one has the answer to my questions. Why YOU ?

My husband was a proud Indian and i loved sending him off to serve the nation with a morning cup of tea and a head held high.

Every soldier's wife's biggest fear in life is when her husband would be called to the front line and serve in an active war. I too had this fear. Many a times I woke up crying after having one such bad dreamBut Samir would hold me, console me and tell methat is the ultimate purpose of his jobto be able to serve our nation when the call comesHe wanted me to be brave, as that's what he was, a brave soldier, patriot to the core.

Such is the job of a soldierit does not bring you fameno one cries when you leave but the familyIt does not make you a celebritythe media covers it for a day and drops it just like they have done for the pilots who have met the same untimely fate before SamirThen everyone forgets about it.

How many more of these pilots have to give up their life to shake you up and make you realise there is something really wrong in the system?

A pilot is not made in a day, it takes a decade of training for their souls to get molded for the jobHow many fighters have to give up their life for you to wake up?

I do not want any other sister of the Armed Force family to suffer the pain that I am going through. Words can't describe how painful it is out here alone without my better half, my BATMAN.

I need answers...

Whilst its just another story and incident for some, i will keep fighting for the cause that took you away from me.

#lostpilots



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