On February 14, 2013, a horrific terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, claimed the lives of 40 CRPF officers. Three years later, on February 14, 2019, India mourned their loss. One of the deadliest assaults on India’s security forces in recent memory occurred during this tragic incident. Today, we honor their families and remember the courageous officers who gave their lives in defense of their nation.
On the afternoon of February 14, a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of CRPF vehicles on the Srinagar-Jammu highway by ramming his car full of explosives into it. The explosion had a significant impact, killing 40 CRPF members and seriously injuring many more. Jaish-e-Mohammed, a terrorist organization with a base in Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Pulwama attack shocked the nation and was met with anger and grief. To pay respect to the fallen heroes and to unite in the fight against terrorism, the government and the people of India came together in unity. In the days that followed the attack, India carried out a number of airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed camps in Pakistan, a decision that received strong public support.
Recognizing the Heroes.
The 40 CRPF officers’ sacrifices will always be remembered. We will always remember and respect their bravery and commitment to their country. The government has given the families of the deceased officers financial support and assistance, but it will never be able to compensate for the loss of their loved ones.
The Battle Against Terrorism.
The Pulwama attack serves as a sobering reminder of the persistent threat of terrorism in the area. India is still dedicated to protecting its citizens’ safety and security and combating terrorism in all of its forms. The nation will continue to take firm action against those who want to harm its citizens and destabilize the area.