Brigadier Lakhwinder Singh Lidder was set to be promoted as Main Basic, an Military officer and the Brigadier’s neighbour stated a day after his demise within the chopper crash that additionally killed Chief of Defence Employees Basic Bipin Rawat and 11 others.
A second-generation Military officer, Brigadier Lidder had his roots in Haryana’s Panchkula. He had been on the employees of Basic Rawat for greater than a 12 months now as his defence assistant. He had been cleared for promotion to the submit of Main Basic and was to go away Basic Rawat’s employees quickly to take cost as a division officer.
Commissioned into the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, he had earlier commanded the Second Battalion of the regiment. Brigadier Lidder had served as India’s defence attache to Kazakhstan and was thought of a counterterrorism specialist.
He was a recipient of Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.
Standing outdoors Home no 357 in Panchkula Sector 12, the Lidders’ household house, Colonel Bhupinder Singh stated he had identified the Brigadier for 20 years. “He was a adorned officer, he was doing very effectively in his profession. He had led a battalion in tough areas, served on UN missions in addition to embassies. This can be a large loss at a private degree too as we had been mates for 20 years,” he stated.
Colonel Singh stated nobody stays on the Lidders’ Panchkula house now however that the Brigadier saved visiting. “He final visited a couple of month-and-a-half again. We had an extended chat. He was set to be promoted as Main Basic. It was to be introduced any day. This can be a huge setback for the household and the nation.”
BJP MP and former Union Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (retired) described Brigadier Lidder as certainly one of India’s “brightest and bravest officers.”
We skilled collectively at #NDA. We fought terrorists collectively in #Kashmir. Within the lack of Brig LS Lidder, SM, VSM right now, India has misplaced certainly one of its brightest & bravest officers & I’ve misplaced a good friend. A adorned soldier, caring husband & doting father, you can be missed, Tony. pic.twitter.com/4cIV5WEtVr
— RajyavardhanRathore (@Ra_THORe) December 8, 2021
Brigadier Lidder is survived by his spouse and his 16-year-old daughter Aashna. The senior Military Officer was in Delhi in November-end for the discharge of a guide by his daughter.