Pathankot Attack left the entire nation in a shock. On New Year’s, what seemed like a celebration, quickly changed into mourning. Seven of our soldiers lost their lives in the operation.

Sepoy Jagdish Chandra, Sepoy Sanjeevan Singh, Havildar Kulwant Singh, Subedar Fateh Singh, Corporal Gursevak Singh, Sepoy Mohit Chand and Lt Colonel Niranjan Kumar will be remembered in our grief-stricken hearts.

Lt. Col. Niranjan Kumar is survived by his wife and baby girl.

niranjan friend letter

We can’t even fathom what they might be going through but a friend of Kumar’s is giving us some idea. Niranjan Kumar’s coursemate decided to pen down his angst in an open letter. Read why he wished Kumar was not an Indian soldier. It’s heartbreaking and very true!

My Coursemate, my Sutta Pal, Barrack-Type and Punishment-Type

Wish I could turn back the clock for you, Moron!

I would have ensured that instead of CDSE you would have cleared your Civil Services Exam. Your daughter would have had a father to watch her grow up. Your wife would have had a husband to grow old with. And you would never had had to fight to get a decent pension (Not that you would have needed one – everyone knows the price of a Babu’s signature).

I wish that you had not been a warrior, a leader of men and a guardian of an ungrateful nation. I wish you had been a pen-pushing Babu who charged you just for doing his job. I wish that you had not been an Officer And A Gentleman earning a hardship allowance of Rs.32000 in Siachen. Instead you should have been a blood-sucking Babu earning Rs.72000 HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE for enjoying the salubrious climes of Shillong or Guwahati. Or I wish that you had been a Corporate Honcho, who earns thrice your salary for doing one-fourth of what you do. I wish that you had been an AAM AADMI for whom nothing matters beyond the next increment,the next mobile phone or the next vehicle that he is going to buy.

I wish that you had been anything except what you chose to become – A Real Man, A Professional Soldier, A Leader Of Men, A True Son Of This Ungrateful Nation, Sworn to protect it at all cost. I Wish…I Wish… But You Are No Longer There…. So I can only pray that in your next life, you decide to do something worthwhile. Something… Anything…. Just Don’t Repeat The Mistakes You Made In This One..

R.I.P Brother… We’ll Meet In The Afterlife.


The friend feels Kumar choosing to be a soldier was a mistake and you know why? Because the moment a celebrity sheds a few garments, it will start trending and Niranjan will be forgotten. Because our feelings change even faster than trends. Or do they?

What’s more infuriating is that allegedly, Indian Intelligence knew about the attack before it happened. Apparently they were given information beforehand. Read our report here. We mourn the sacrifice of our Jawans. Leave your comments below in solidarity.

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