Lieutenant Rekha Singh has fulfilled her husband’s dream of becoming a lieutenant in the Indian Army. Rekha Singh is the wife of Naik Deepak Singh who was martyred in a skirmish with Chinese soldiers in June 2020. She gave up her teaching career to become an Indian Army officer. Training of Rekha Singh will start in OTA, Chennai on May 28. In an interview, Naik Deepak Singh’s wife said, “It was my husband’s dream that pushed me to strive hard to make it to the Indian Army. I made up my mind to leave my job as a teacher and become an officer in the Army“.
Rekha Singh was married to Naik Deepak Singh of the 16th Battalion of Bihar Regiment. He was martyred while fighting Chinese soldiers in Galwan Valley on June 15, 2020. Deepak Singh was posthumously awarded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind for his bravery.
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