14 Feb: Memorial to be inaugurated in memory of martyred soldiers in Pulwama Attack
It’s been a year since 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were martyred in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was on February 14 that the convoy of 78 buses in which around 2500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar was attacked by Pakistan backed Jaish-e-Mohammad. The suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dhar rammed an SUV that was loaded with 350 kgs of explosives.
In memory of the fallen soldiers, the CRPF will inaugurate a memorial at the Lethpora camp today in which the names of all the 40 jawans along with their photographs have been engraved along with the motto of the paramilitary force – Seva and Nishtha.
CRPF Special Director General (J&K Zone) Zulfiqar Hasan, Inspector General (operations) Kashmir Sector Rajesh Kumar and senior officers and other force personnel will pay tribute to the brave hearts.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have paid their tributes to the fallen soldiers of Pulwama attack.
The CRPF posted a remembrance tweet, “WE DID NOT FORGET, WE DID NOT FORGIVE: We salute our brothers who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation in Pulwama. Indebted, we stand with the families of our valiant martyrs.”
It may be noted that post the Pulwama attack, the Indian force carried a surgical airstrike on the terror camps in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 to avenge the fallen soldiers.