Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday paid tribute to the personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who had lost their lives in the Pulwama attack on this day four years ago. PM Modi said their courage motivated him “to build a strong and developed India”.
“Remembering our valorous heroes who we lost on this day in Pulwama. We will never forget their supreme sacrifice. Their courage motivates us to build a strong and developed India”, PM Modi tweeted.
On February 14, 2019, an explosive-laden vehicle rammed the bus ferrying them from Jammu to Srinagar, killing 40 CRPF personnel in one of the deadliest attacks on Indian security forces. The attack was carried out by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, and India retaliated by bombing a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Pakistan.
The Pulwama attack is still remembered as a tragic and significant event in Pakistan’s recent history. Efforts are being made to address the root causes of terrorism and promote regional peace and stability.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute, saying the nation would never forget the sacrifice of the soldiers. “Their valor and indomitable courage will always remain an inspiration in the fight against terrorism,” he said.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar wrote, “Homage to our courageous jawans who laid down their lives this day in Pulwama in 2019. We pay tribute by maintaining our vigil and countering cross-border terrorism.”
BJP President J P Nadda tweeted, ” I pay a heartfelt tribute to all those brave hearts martyred in Pulwama on this day and recall their supreme sacrifice and dedication to our country.
Their valour and selfless service to the nation is a source of inspiration for every citizen and will always be remembered.”
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge also paid homage to the martyrs for their “supreme sacrifice”.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, paying homage, wrote that India will always remember their sacrifice.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that our countrymen will always be indebted to the sacrifice of the soldiers.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also took to Twitter to pay his homage to the martyrs.
“Humble tributes to all the brave soldiers, who were martyred in the cowardly terrorist attack on CRPF jawans in Pulwama on 14th February 2019. The nation shall forever remain indebted to their supreme sacrifice”, wrote Gehlot.
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