Pulwama Attack Anniversary: Remembering 40 valiant CRPF personnel lost lives in Terror attack

On February 14th, 2019, the convoy of vehicles carrying Indian security personnel on the Jammu–Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethapora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

This attack was the deadliest terror attack on India’s state security personnel in Kashmir since 1989.

14 February 2021 marks the second anniversary of the terror attack in Pulwama which claimed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel of the 76th Battalion and injured many others. On February 14th, 2019, the convoy of vehicles carrying Indian security personnel on the Jammu–Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethapora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. This attack was the deadliest terror attack on India’s state security personnel in Kashmir since 1989.

The suicide bomber was identified as, 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.

World body United Nations and countries from across the globe, including the U.S., Russia, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, have condemned the brutal Pulwama terror attack and extended their support to India in the fight against terrorism.

Some hateful conduct by people in the media were NDTV Deputy News Editor who were glorifying the terrorist attack. He was suspended for a few weeks by the promotional news network. She said in a Facebook post, “where a serious 44 has proven to be more than the legendary 56”. With this, he added a hashtag #HowstheJaish based on the famous dialogue ‘How’s the Josh’ of the film Uri. Pakistan even relied on the Indian media and even intellectuals’ held it in high regard in liberal circles, stating that the Pulwama terror attack was a false-flag operation.

The name of 40 CRPF Jawans who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack in 2019:

Head Constable Vijay Soreng (Jharkhand)
Head Constable Narayan Lal Gurjar (Rajasthan)
Head Constable Hemraj Meena (Rajasthan)
Head Constable PK Sahoo (Odisha)
Head Constable Sanjay Rajput (Maharashtra)
Head Constable Bablu Santra (West Bengal)
Head Constable Awadhesh Kumar Yadav (Uttar Pradesh)
Head Constable Maneswar Bsumatari (Assam)
Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha (Bihar)
Head Constable Ram Vakeel (Uttar Pradesh)
Head Constable Naseer Ahmad (Jammu and Kashmir)
Head Constable Jaimal Singh (Punjab)
Constable Sukhjinder Singh (Punjab)
Constable Rohitash Lamba (Rajasthan)
Constable Tilak Raj (Himachal Pradesh)
Constable Vasantha Kumar VV (Kerala)
Constable Subramaniam G (Tamil Nadu)
Constable Manoja Kumar Behera (Odisha)
Constable GD Guru H (Karnataka)
Constable Mahesh Kumar (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Pradeep Kumar (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Ramesh Yadav (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Koushal Kumar Rawat (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Pradeep Singh (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Shyam Babu (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Ajit Kumar Azad (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Maninder Singh Attri (Punjab)
Constable Ashvni Kumar Kaochi (Madhya Pradesh)
Constable Rathod Nitin Shivaji (Maharashtra)
Constable Bhagirath Singh (Rajasthan)
Constable Virendra Singh (Uttarakhand)
Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur (Bihar)
Constable Pankaj Kumar Tripathi (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Jeet Ram (Rajasthan)
Constable Amit Kumar (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Vijay Kr. Mourya (Uttar Pradesh)
Constable Kulwinder Singh (Punjab)
Constable Sudeep Biswas (West Bengal)
Constable Sivachandran (Tamil Nadu)
Assistant Sub Inspector Mohan Lal (Uttarakhand)

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi paying tribute
In the aftermath of this attack, the Indian Air Force carried an airstrike across the Line of Control in Pakistan’s Balakot, destroying the training camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed and reportedly killing between 300-350 terrorists.

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