Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sandeep Unnikrishnan : We salute you

Major Sandeep was one of the brave men who was killed in the gun fight between the terrorists and the NSG at the Taj Mahal hotel yesterday. The 31-year-old was leading a team of NSG commandos in the Taj operation when one of his men was shot. Sandeep turned back to help.

He arranged for his evacuation and then, disregarding his own safety, chased the terrorists to another floor of the huge Taj Mahal hotel, continuously engaging them in battle.

Isolated from the rest of his team he eventually fell to the bullets of the terrorists. Seriously hurt, he succumbed to his injuries.

He was the only son of his father Unnikrishnan, who had served in ISRO.

Along with Major Sandeep, another halwadar in the NSG, Gajendra Singh also fell to the bullets of the terrorists.
Hemant Karkare, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte, who were all travelling in the same vehicle, were shot dead on the night this ordeal began.

I and whole world salutes these heroes for their bravery shown and disregarding their own life to save the citizens of India and the world.