It’s been 3 years of the Pulwama attacks which is one of the most brutal terror attacks in the country and affirms the lives of 40 CRPF officers.
14th February has also been known as Valentine’s Day, but for the past three years, it is celebrated as ‘black day’ for India due to the brutal Pulwama attacks, which is one of the deadliest attacks on Indian forces to date when 40 CRPF Bravehearts lost their lives.
The Pulwama attack took place on February 14, 2019, it’s been 3 years of the terror attack. Three years ago, the nation was brought to a halt as the news of 40 CRPF officers losing their lives broke out on our TV screens.
On the fateful ‘black day’, as many as forty CRPF officers were martyred in a terrorist attack in the Pulwama city of Jammu and Kashmir, which was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based terrorist organization.
The incident occurred when more than 2,500 CRPF staff were moving in a group of 78 vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar, through National Highway 44, where the strike took place.
A car conveyed combustible thrust into the vehicle carrying numerous CRPF representatives at around 3:15 pm, causing a fatal blast. The strike killed 40 CRPF staff on the spot, and several others were left injured. Soon after the strike, Jaish-e-Mohammad asserted authority for the strike, affixing a video of the attacker Adil Ahmad Dar, a 22-year-old man.
Just days after the Pulwama attack on India’s forces, a counter-terror surgical strike was carried out by the country’s defense forces. In the early hours of February 26, 2019, several Indian Air Force jets bombed the terror camps of Jaish in Balakot, killing a large number of terrorists, nearly as many as 500.
After the airstrike in Balakot, Pakistan Air Force tried to retaliate by conducting a strike on Indian military installations in Jammu and Kashmir, an attempt which was foiled by the IAF. During the dispute, India’s Wing Commander Abhinanadan Varthaman was shot down and apprehended by Pakistani forces.
Later he was released by Pakistan and was presented the Vir Chakra, which is the third-highest wartime gallantry medal.
Although the Pulwama attack is three years old now, the day February 14 is still observed as a ‘black day’ for Indians, in the memory of the brave-hearted CRPF officers who lost their lives in the attack.
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