Pulwama attack anniversary: PM Modi pays tribute to slain CRPF personnel

PTI

File Photo of PM Narendra Modi.

File Photo of PM Narendra Modi.

India will never forget the martyrdom of the security personnel killed in last year’s Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.

He termed the slain security personnel were “exceptional individuals” who devoted their lives to serving and protecting the nation.

On February 14 last year, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the attack.

“Tributes to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack last year. They were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation. India will never forget their martyrdom,” PM Modi tweeted.

Home Minister Amit Shah also paid homage to the martyrs of Pulwama attack. He said India will forever be grateful of our bravehearts and their families who made supreme sacrifice for the sovereignty and integrity of our motherland.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, ”Remembering the fallen CRPF personnel who were martyred during the dastardly attack in Pulwama(J&K) on this day in 2019. India will never forget their sacrifice. Entire nation stands united against terrorism and we are committed to continue our fight against this menac”.

(PTI)