The country on Sunday paid tribute to 40 martyred soldiers who died in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
Notably, the attack was executed by a suicide bomber who rammed an IED-laden vehicle into the security convoy two years ago. A group of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir. The attack resulted in the death of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans.
Union home minister Amit Shah paid tribute to the “brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack”.
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.”
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.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 14, 2021
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,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.
I pay homage to those brave @crpfindia personnel who sacrificed their lives in 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.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) February 14, 2021
“To the immortal sacrifices of Pulwama attack who sacrificed their all for our safe future. Their sacrifice will always inspire us to fight against terrorism. Jai Hind,” UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted.
हमारे सुरक्षित भविष्य के लिए अपना सर्वस्व बलिदान करने वाले पुलवामा हमले के अमर बलिदानियों को कोटिशः श्रद्धांजलि।
उनका अमर बलिदान हमें आतंकवाद के विरुद्ध संघर्ष के लिए सदैव प्रेरित करता रहेगा।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) February 14, 2021
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.
Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack and released a video of Adil Ahmed Dar, a resident of Kakapora who joined the terror group a year ago.
The Pulwama attack on was the deadliest terror attack that has occurred in the valley in the past three decades of militant activity in Kashmir.
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