India remembering the black day of Pulwama attack

When the whole world was celebrating the day of love, Valentine’s Day on 14th of February 2019, the brave soldiers of India were attacked by terrorists in Jammu, leaving the country in shock. This attack killed 40 CRPF soldiers. February 14th is thus also considered a black day in Indian history. The attack was followed by weeks of intense military skirmishes across the border between the two sides. This year, on the second anniversary of the Pulwama attack, Indians remembered and bowed down to the brave martyrs.

What happened that day?
Forty CRPF personnel were killed in February 2019 when a 78-vehicle convoy, escorting over 2,500 CRPF jawans from Jammu to Srinagar, was attacked by terrorist Adil Ahmed Dar. The terror attack was carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). While initial reports claimed that the attack was triggered by an IED explosion, it was later reported that Adil Ahmed Dar had rammed the explosive-laden SUV into the convoy. In retaliation, India carried out an airstrike on JeM’s Balakot terror training camp in Pakistan and withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan.

On the second anniversary of the Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday paid homage to those who lost their lives in the incident. “No Indian can forget this day. Two years ago, #PulwamaAttack happened. We pay homage to all the martyrs we lost in that attack. We are proud of our security forces. Their bravery will continue to inspire generations,” Modi said

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Goa CM Pramod Sawant, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, BJP national president JP Nadda, others also paid their tribute.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditaynath and other BJP leaders also paid tribute to the martyred jawans. “I pay homage to those brave @crpfindia personnel who sacrificed their lives in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack. India will never forget their service to the nation and their supreme sacrifice. We continue to stand with their families, who had to suffer due to this attack,” Singh tweeted on Sunday.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, ” I bow down to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack on this day in 2019. India will never forget their exceptional courage and supreme sacrifice”.

By Karishma Gwalani

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