PM Modi leads Nation In Paying Homage To Pulwama Martyrs On Third Year Of The Dastardly Attack
New Delhi, February 14 (TNA) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying homage to all those martyred in Pulwama on this day in 2019 and recalled their outstanding service to our nation. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;
"I pay homage to all those martyred in Pulwama on this day in 2019 and recall their outstanding service to our nation. Their bravery and supreme sacrifice motivates every Indian to work towards a strong and prosperous country."
The 2019 Pulwama attack occurred on February 14 2019, when a convoy of vehicles carrying Indian security personnel on the Jammu–Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethapora in the Pulwama district of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The attack killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel as well as the perpetrator—Adil Ahmad Dar—who was a local Kashmiri youth from the Pulwama district. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist group, Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The attack dealt a severe blow to India–Pakistan relations, consequently resulting in the 2019 India–Pakistan military standoff. Subsequently, Indian investigations identified 19 accused. By August 2021, the main accused along with six others had been killed, and seven had been arrested.