The Army Chief visited the Dadhiya village in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh to meet the family of the martyr.
We have to protect ourselves. Why have we not been able to do this for so many years?" he asked.
The 30-year-old deceased soldier, the youngest of the four siblings in his family, had joined Army on April 7, 2002.
"I spoke to him on Monday and he told me that I'll come in February," said Hemraj's wife, who was inconsolable.
The two families have no choice but to seek comfort in the fact that their loved ones laid their lives down in the service of the nation.
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