Martyr Squadron Leader Samir Abrol’s widow is all set to join the Air Force

  • Mrs Garima Abrol, wife of martyr Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol has been selected to be trained at the Air Force Academy (AFA) to join the Indian Air Force (IAF) as an officer.
  • Garima was recommended by the Air Force Services Selection Board, Varanasi
Garima Abrol, wife of martyred Indian Air Force fighter pilot Samir Abrol, is set to join the force. Samir Abrol lost his life when a Mirage 2000 fighter jet he was flying crashed in February,

His widow Garima was given a recommendation by the Air Force Services Selection Board, Varanasi. She will join the Air Force Academy (AFA) in January 2020.

Garima is a physiotherapist and zumba and prowl instructor by profession.

Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Sqn Ldr Sidharth Negi were flight testing a newly upgraded Mirage 2000 in Bengaluru in a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport for its acceptance sortie when it crashed.

After the incident, Garima’s Facebook post on the topic went viral. She said that her late husband always said that his ultimate purpose is to serve the nation.

“Every soldier’s wife’s biggest fear in life is when her husband would be called to the front line and serve in an active war. I too had this fear. Many a time I woke up crying after having one such bad dream, but Samir would hold me, console me and tell me, that is the ultimate purpose of his job to be able to serve our nation when the call comes.”