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Remembering Pulwama: Honoring Martyrs, Vowing to Fight Terrorism: Know Facts

By Jhanak Singh      14 February, 2024 12:52 PM      0 Comments
Remembering Pulwama Honoring Martyrs Vowing to Fight Terrorism Know Facts

NEW DELHI: The Pulwama attack occurred on February 14, 2019, in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. This heinous act of terrorism targeted a convoy of vehicles carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. 

Here are some key facts about the attack:

  • Magnitude of the Attack: The attack resulted in the tragic loss of over 40 CRPF jawans, making it one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on Indian security forces in the region.
  • Method of Attack: A vehicle-borne suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden vehicle into one of the buses in the convoy, causing a massive explosion. The terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • International Condemnation: The attack drew widespread international condemnation. Countries around the world expressed their condolences and solidarity with India, denouncing the act of terrorism.
  • Impact on India-Pakistan Relations: The Pulwama attack significantly escalated tensions between India and Pakistan, leading to further military and diplomatic confrontations in the weeks that followed.
  • Response and Counter-terrorism Measures: In response to the attack, India launched air strikes against a suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Balakot, Pakistan, on February 26, 2019.

Domestically, India stepped up its counter-terrorism measures, including legislative and security enhancements.

  • Memorial for the Martyrs: A memorial for the CRPF martyrs of the Pulwama attack was inaugurated at Lethpora camp on February 14, 2020. The memorial is inscribed with the names of all 40 personnel who lost their lives in the attack, serving as a tribute to their sacrifice.
  • Security Reforms: The Pulwama attack prompted a thorough review and strengthening of security measures for the protection of security forces in J&K, including use of bomb-proof vehicles and enhanced intelligence-sharing mechanisms.

This tragic event remains a somber reminder of the threats posed by terrorism and the ongoing challenges faced by nations in ensuring the safety and security of their citizens and defense personnel.



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