New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday remembered the fallen soldiers who lost their lives in a terror attack on their convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, 2019.
Taking to Twitter, the prime minister said, “Remembering our valorous heroes who we lost on this day in Pulwama. We will never forget their supreme sacrifice. Their courage motivates us to build a strong and developed India”.
On February 14, 2019, 40 Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred after terrorists targeted a convoy of 78 vehicles, transporting more than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel from Jammu to Srinagar.
The convoy had left Jammu around 03:30 IST and was carrying a large number of personnel due to the highway having been shut down two days prior. The convoy was scheduled to reach its destination before sunset.
The attack was carried out at Lethapora in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Along with the soldiers, a perpetrator, Adil Ahmad Dar, who was also a local Kashmiri youth from the Pulwama district, was killed.
Following the attack, India blamed Pakistan, while the latter condemned the attack and denied having any connections to it.