5 Years of Pulwama Terror Attack: Nation Remembers the Martyred CRPF Personnel

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Published: February 14,2024 12:08 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the martyred that lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack in 2019

February 14, 2024: Five years ago in India on February 14, 2019, 40 CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel lost their lives in a terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir.



India lost 40 soldiers after a suicide bomber rammed an IED laden vehicle into the Indian security personnel convoy carrying them.



As per sources, the attack was claimed by the Pakistani terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed led by Masood Azhar.



Days after the attack, the Indian Air Force carried out multiple aerial strikes on February 26, 2019, at JeM terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, killing a "large number" of terrorists and destroying their infrastructure.



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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the martyred that lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack in 2019. He said, "Their service and sacrifice for our nation will always be remembered".



External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also paid tributes to the brave soldiers "Pay homage to our brave jawans who laid down their lives this day in Pulwama in 2019. Their courage motivates us to keep up our vigil against cross-border terrorism."



Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi also saluted the braves "Salutes and humble tributes to the brave martyrs of Pulwama terrorist attack. The country will always be indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice dedicated to the defence of India."