Brigadier Lakhwinder Singh Lidder was set to be promoted as Main Common, an Military officer and the Brigadier’s neighbour stated a day after his dying within the chopper crash that additionally killed Chief of Defence Workers Common 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 Common Rawat for greater than a yr now as his defence assistant. He had been cleared for promotion to the submit of Main Common and was to go away Common 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-about a counterterrorism specialist.
He was a recipient of Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.
Standing exterior Home no 357 in Panchkula Sector 12, the Lidders’ household dwelling, Colonel Bhupinder Singh stated he had identified the Brigadier for 20 years. “He was a adorned officer, he was doing very properly in his profession. He had led a battalion in troublesome areas, served on UN missions in addition to embassies. This can be a enormous 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 dwelling now however that the Brigadier saved visiting. “He final visited a few month-and-a-half again. We had a protracted chat. He was set to be promoted as Main Common. It was to be introduced any day. This can be a large setback for the household and the nation.”
BJP MP and former Union Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (retired) described Brigadier Lidder as one among 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 in the present day, India has misplaced one among its brightest & bravest officers & I’ve misplaced a good friend. A adorned soldier, caring husband & doting father, you’ll 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 e book by his daughter.