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Wife attends IAF officer husband’s funeral with 5-day-old baby

SNS | New Delhi |

On 15 February, Wing Commander Dushyant Vats of the Indian Air Force lost his life in a Microlight aircraft crash in Majuli, Assam. Vats was on a routine sortie when the Virus SW80 he was flying experienced a technical problem leading to the crash.

Just days after the incident, a photo of his wife went viral on social media. In the photo his wife Major Kumud Dogra is seen marching to her husband’s funeral with their baby – a girl – who was just five days old on the day of the funeral.

The powerful photo made many emotional. People posted messages of praises and offered their salutes on social media for Maj Dogra.

While offering tributes to Wg Cdr Vats, people underlined that Maj Dogra’s action is a testimony of the resilience of the men and women of our armed forces.

In other photos shared on social media Maj Dogra is seen smiling with her newborn daughter.


Wg Cdr and his fellow pilot Wg Cdr J James took off from Jorhat’s Air Force Station at around 12.30 pm and flew about 20 kms from the station before the aircraft crashed on a sand bar at Darbar Chapori along the Brahmaputra river while attempting an emergency landing.