Pulwama attack airstrike
Pulwama attack airstrike

The Pulwama attack: On the very day of February 14, something happened in India which is remembered as a black day. The Pulwama terror attack took place on February 14, 2019, which has completed 5 years today.

Five years ago today, at around 3 pm, a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed a car carrying explosives into a CRPF convoy at Goripora near Awantipora on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Nearly 40 CRPF personnel were killed and 35 injured when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber targeted a CRPF convoy in Pulwama.(Pulwama Attack)

The Pulwama attack was condemned across the world.

The Pulwama terror attack was condemned across the world.

Tributes paid to martyrs

The bodies of all the soldiers killed in the Pulwama attack were wrapped in the tricolor and brought to Palam in Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh extended greetings on the occasion.

PM Modi promised change.

In his address to the nation on February 17 after the Pulwama attack, PM Modi had said, There is as much fire in my heart as there is in the hearts of the people of the country because of this terror attack. Terrorists have made a big mistake by doing this. And they will definitely be punished for this act. All the tears will be replaced.”

India responded with an airstrike.

India did not take long to avenge the Pulwama attack. India avenged the Pulwama attack 12 days later on February 26, 2019, at around 3 pm. 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and struck Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps in Balakot.

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In this air strike, about a thousand kilograms of bombs were dropped on the terrorist bases. Nearly 300 terrorists were killed in the Balakot air strike. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed about the incident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the air warriors, including the then IAF chief BS Dhanoa and NSA Ajit Doval.

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