New Delhi: On the fourth anniversary of the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a transferring and emotional tribute to the martyrs of that dastardly terrorist attack allegedly orchestrated by Pakistan.
“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,” PM Modi stated in a press release on Twitter.
Over 40 Indian troopers had embraced martyrdom on February 14, 2019 when a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-backed terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed rammed an explosives-laden automobile right into a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Awantipora within the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The resultant explosion had blown up a CRPF bus, main to the martyrdom of round 40 CRPF troopers whereas killing the suicide bomber as effectively.
Remembering our valorous heroes who we misplaced on at the present time in Pulwama. We will always remember their supreme sacrifice. Their braveness motivates us to construct a powerful and developed India.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2023
In retaliation, the Indian Air Force (IAF) had carried out an air strike deep inside Pakistan.
The retaliatory air strikes by the IAF had led to the destruction of terrorist camps at Balakot within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
It was the primary time for the reason that 1971 battle that the IAF had carried out bombings inside ‘mainland’ Pakistan. The IAF operations in opposition to the Pakistan Army in the course of the Kargil War of 1999 and different conflicts in 2001 and 2003 had been confined to Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in lots of instances on the Indian aspect of the Line of Control (LoC).