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A small poem written by Sankalp’s Coursemate:

कुछ तो बात है उसके जस्बे मैं, एक लहर सी उठ जाती है हर कस्बे मैं..
वो हंसता है जब खतरों से दोस्ती करके, आसुओं का कफिला बहता है आंखों में भरके..

Few lines from a proud brother to his dearest brother & braveheart – Monu (as he was fondly called by friends & family members).

 

आजा लड़े फिर खिलौनों  के लिए

तू जीते, मैं हार जाऊँ

आजा करें फिर वही शरारतें

तू भागे, मैं मार खाऊँ

मीठी सी वो गाली तेरी सुनने को तैयार हूँ मैं ……

तेरा यार हूँ मैं 

हम्म.. तेरा यार हूँ मैं

 

तू जो रूठा तो कौन हंसेगा

तू जो छूटा तो कौन रहेगा

• No Agony, no pain shall make me cry…
Soldier was I born, soldier shall I die…

• Goodbyes are not for ever, goodbyes are not the end
They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again…

 

On 11-March-2022, Major Sankalp Yadav was on a casualty evacuation mission to evacuate an ailing BSF soldier from the forward post (of chorogah), which is just 1 KM away from the Line of Control (LOC) in gurez (Bandipora) sector of Jammu & Kashmir.

It was a clear sky and he was about to land at the designated place/helipad but the aircraft (a cheetah helicopter, which he was flying as a Co-Pilot) suffered a catastrophic failure. The aviator promptly identified the emergency and exhibited indomitable valour, extreme courage and with utter disregard to personal safety, he maneuvered the crippled aircraft away from the post to avoid injuries to brethren, while successfully doing so he made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the indian army, in the line of duty.

 

Veer Major Sankalp Yadav attained Veergati by sacrificing his life for his Motherland.

 

This was the last time he was flying the Cheetah helicopter as:
• He, along with his colleague, was selected for ALH (Advanced light helicopter) course. This course was scheduled to begin from 14-March-2022 & for that he had to leave from his current unit on 12-March-2022.

Few months back (on 21-Sep-2021), his best friend and also an aviator, Major Anuj Rajput (sitting on left in the above image) also attained Veergati while serving the nation in Jammu & Kashmir.

 

India lost two brave hearts & close buddies in a quick succession.

 

Similarities between Major Anuj & Major Sankalp:

• Both were born in the YEAR 1993. (DOB of Sankalp is 29-March-1993 while that of Anuj is 18-Sep-1993).
• Both joined NDA together in the same Batch/course number 126.
• Both were from the Artillery Background.
• Both did their advance aviation course from Nasik (together) – they were room partners during that course. On the completion of this course, Anuj stood 1st while Sankalp was 4th in the merit list.
• Both Left for heavenly adobe in their Month of Birth – Sankalp attained veergati on 11-March-2002 while Anuj attained veergati on 21-Sep-2021.
• Anuj’s take off timing was at 10:05 AM & his helicopter crashed at 10:50 AM, while Sankalp also took off at 10:05 AM & crashed at 10:55 AM.
• Both the accidents happened in the state of Jammu & Kashmir (for Sankalp it was near Sri Nagar while for Anuj it was near Udhampur).
• Sankalp had bought a Villa where as Anuj took 4 BHK Flat & both of them were about to shift.
• Both had a passion towards driving and so they Purchased the SUVs together.
• Sankalp used to sing “Toota Toota ek parinda”in his aviation unit while Anuj used to sing “Maeri – Euphoria (by Palash Sen)”.

• The most surprising fact is – SANKALP’s mother is Smt. USHA Yadav & ANUJ’s mother is Smt. Usha Rajpuut.
• Both the mothers – “Usha Ji” are TEACHERS by profession.

 

Major Anuj’s father has penned down a short and  beautiful poem in their memory:

कुछ सपने कुछ बहादुर अपने, साथ लेकर जाते हैं..
कितना भी उन्हे याद करे बस यादों में रह जाते हैं