Pulwama Attack Anniversary: PM, Others Pay Tribute To 40 CRPF Soldiers Killed In Terror Attack

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

Pulwama Attack Anniversary: PM, Others Pay Tribute To 40 CRPF Soldiers Killed In Terror Attack

Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the terror attack on February 14 last year.

India will never forget the martyrdom of the security personnel killed in last year's Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he paid tribute to the 40 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the terror attack on February 14 last year. PM Modi described the CRPF personnel as "exceptional individuals" who devoted their lives by serving the country.

Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed when their convoy was targeted by the suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district.

Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan after the convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2,500 CRPF personnel were traveling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack.

Leaders across the party lines and civil society condemned the attack and called for an appropriate response.

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

Here are the messages by leaders on Pulwama attack anniversary:

Feb 14, 2020 15:51 (IST)
Your sacrifice won't go in vain: Piyush Goyal
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also paid a "heartfelt" tribute to martyrs.
Feb 14, 2020 15:43 (IST)
Senior BJP leader Suresh Prabhu salutes martyrs of Pulwama

Feb 14, 2020 15:31 (IST)
'We did not forget, we did not forgive': CRPF
Commemorating 40 of its men martyred in Pulwama terror attack, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) renewed its resolve to end terror.

In a tweet, the CRPF said they have not forgiven or forgotten the gruesome attack.

Feb 14, 2020 14:39 (IST)
My humble tributes to such brave martyrs: Devendra Fadnavis
The former chief minister of Maharashtra and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said: "India will always remember" martyrdom of brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
Feb 14, 2020 13:30 (IST)
Be brave enough to die as martyr: Gautam Gambhir
Former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir asked people to be "brave enough to die the death of a martyr" as he paid tribute on to the 40 soldiers killed in the Pulwama terror attack.

"Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr. The sound of bullets still echoes in our ears, the wounds still hurt like they are fresh. Salute to the supreme sacrifice of our brave hearts. Jai Hind," Mr Gambhir tweeted.

Feb 14, 2020 12:45 (IST)
BJP president JP Nadda also remembers sacrifice of CRPF personnel
"India will always remember their martyrdom. We should all unite to completely end terrorism from its very roots," JP Nadda said on Twitter.
Feb 14, 2020 12:40 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal offers "heartfelt homage" to martyrs

Feb 14, 2020 12:36 (IST)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri pays homage to martyrs
"On the first anniversary of the dastardly Pulwama terror attack, I join the nation in paying homage to the sacrifice of our soldiers," said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
Feb 14, 2020 12:29 (IST)
Salute to brave sons of mother India: Union Minister Smriti Irani

Feb 14, 2020 12:15 (IST)
Entire nation stands united against terrorism: Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India won't forget sacrifice of Pulwama attack brave hearts.

"Remembering the fallen CRPF personnel who were martyred during the dastardly attack in Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) on this day in 2019. India will never forget their sacrifice," Mr Singh tweeted.

He said that the entire nation stands united against terrorism and "everyone is committed to continue fight against this menace".
Feb 14, 2020 12:09 (IST)
Nation salutes sacrifice of our brave soldiers: President Ram Nath Kovind
Remembering the soldiers who died in Pulwama terror attack, President Ram Nath Kovind said that nation is committed for eliminating terrorism.
Feb 14, 2020 12:02 (IST)
India will be grateful of our bravehearts: Home Minister Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid his homage to the CRPF personnel who were killed in a suicide blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama last year.

"I pay homage to the martyrs of Pulwama attack. India will forever be grateful of our bravehearts and their families who made supreme sacrifice for the sovereignty and integrity of our motherland," tweeted Amit Shah.

Feb 14, 2020 11:55 (IST)
India will never forget their martyrdom: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed slain security personnel as "exceptional individuals" who devoted their lives to serving and protecting the nation.

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