As Soldiers' Bodies Arrive, PM, Rahul Gandhi Pay Tribute At Delhi Airport

Pulwama terror attack: The bodies of the soldiers were flown in a C-130J aircraft to Delhi on Friday evening and will be sent to their respective cities tomorrow.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS

PM Modi pays tribute to soldiers killed in Pulwama terror attack.


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. The bodies of soldiers were brought to Delhi in C-130J aircraft on Friday
  2. The bodies arrived from Pulwama and are being sent to respective cities
  3. Over 40 soldiers were killed in worst attack on forces on Thursday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tributes to the 40 CRPF soldiers at the Palam airport in Delhi on Friday evening, as their bodies arrived from Pulwama in south Kashmir. The PM and other leaders laid the wreath on the coffins, wrapped in the national flag.

The bodies of the soldiers - killed in an attack by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed - were brought to Delhi in a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Friday. The bodies are being sent to their respective cities.

Apart from the leaders, also present at the airport were the three Service chiefs - Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

Shock, grief and outrage have engulfed the country after the deadly attack on Thursday in which a terrorist rammed buses in a security convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway with a car carrying 60 kg of explosives.

PM Modi today warned that those responsible for the attack had made a "big mistake" and would pay a "very heavy price". In hard-hitting comments at an official event, PM Modi said security forces had been given a free hand to act against terror.

e4qotquo

Rahul Gandhi pays tribute at Palam airport.

At a meeting this morning of the Cabinet Committee on Security at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, the government also scrapped 'Most Favoured Nation' status for Pakistan, which was never reciprocated.

India had last evening appealed to all members of the international community to "support the proposal to list terrorists, including JeM chief Masood Azhar, as a designated terrorist under the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council and to ban terrorist organisations operating from territories controlled by Pakistan", a clear reference to China which has been blocking all efforts to listing Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council.

This is the worst terror attack to take place in Kashmir since the start of the century. On October 1, 2001, three terrorists had rammed a Tata Sumo loaded with explosives into the main gate of the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislative Assembly complex in Srinagar, killing 38 people. In 2016, the army had carried out a cross-border surgical strike and destroyed several terror launch pads after 19 soldiers were killed in an attack on an army brigade headquarters in Uri.
 



Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................