26/11 martyr's widow ready to send her sons to join armed forces

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Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Nov 25(ANI): A year after the tragedy of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Vinita Bisht, widow of a martyred commando residing in Uttarakhand asserts that she does have any fears in sending her two sons to be enrolled in the nation's armed forces.

Vinita is the wife of late Gajendra Singh Bisht of National Security Guards (NSG), who died on November 26, 2008 while fighting the terrorists who attacked prime spots in Mumbai for over two nights.

"My personal loss will never lead me to ditch my country. Both my children will grow up to join the Indian armed forces," Vinita said.

She has treasured her husband's wallet, which he was carrying when he was gunned down by the terrorists and has placed it before his garlanded photograph.

Gajendra Singh Bisht's martyrdom and his widow's commitment have even inspired youngsters and school children, who study in the same school where he did his schooling.

"The terrorist attack on 26/11 took the life of Gajendra Singh. His sacrifice inspires all of us in the school who are a part of the NCC (National Cadet Corps) to join the Army and protect our country," said Sarfaraz Khan, a student of Government School in Ganeshpur.

Ten gunmen had landed on Mumbai shores by boats on November 26, 2008 and fired indiscriminately at a busy railway station, a Jewish settlement, a restaurant and two star-rated luxury hotels.

Several people were held hostage for the next three days and over 166 people were killed before NSG commandoes smoked out the last of the terrorists on November 28, 2008. (ANI)

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