“My son Major Nisheet Dogra, of 7 Cavalry died today at China border, Sikkim Jongri. There was no electricity for over a week. No generator working. Please improve conditions there,” Umesh Chander, the father of Major Nisheet Dogra tweeted on February 9 when the incident happened.
Many were moved by this passionate post and offered condolences to a father who had lost his son, who was discharging his duties in cruel climatic conditions. Major Nisheet Dogra was commanding the independent tank squadron and was killed when the place had been hit by an avalanche. The incident took place on February 9.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat offered condolences to the family on the ‘supreme sacrifice of Major Nisheet Dogra who lost his life in a snow blizzard in the high altitude areas of North Sikkim’
Former navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash responded to the death of Major Nisheet Dogra shared a post on his twitter. “Poignant account of late Major Nisheet Dogra’s last days. The brave young officer had just taken command of tank squadron @ high altitude when his shelter was hit by snowdrift, 10 Feb 2019. Anonymous tale written with pathos & bluntness; leaves u disturbed,” he said while sharing an anonymous and detailed post. Here’s the post titled ‘Why, Oh! Why God? Why him?’:
Poignant account of late Major Nisheet Dogra’s last days. The brave young offr had just taken command of tank squad… https://t.co/SQWsD0XeLp
— Arun Prakash (@arunp2810) 1549941128000
“It snowed heavily yesterday in this sector especially in the higher reaches where it touched close to 6 – 8 feet. At about 1500 – 1530hrs on 09 Feb 19, a large and heavy mass of snow slid down the mountainside & struck the temporary ‘Chakda’ shelter of Maj Nisheet Dogra.”
“I am told his body was frozen stiff & he had a severe gash on his head, but he probably had some weak pulse. He could not be evacuated because the roads were not cleared for move due to snow and the night flying ALH couldn’t make it, for whatever reason. ”
“The above incident brings to light so many points to ponder. We are talking about a two and half front war, but we are unable to open up a road to even one front. Imagine, it took 24 hours to evacuate a body,” the post read.
“The only eternal question is Why Him God? Why Him! Rest In Peace you grateful departed soul. There are no more fire plans or appreciations to bother you.”