On this solemn day (February 14) in 2019, around 3:15 pm, India lost 40 brave soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a ‘fidayeen’ attack (suicide bomber) in Pulwama. The convoy of vehicles were on its way from to base camp in Srinagar when the attack took place. Over 25 jawans were injured, some critically. Islamist terror outfit Jasish-e-Mohammad (JeM) had claimed responsibility for the ghastly killings. Entire country fumed and demanded not only a blanket ban on Pakistan but also revenge of this masscare. India did take the revenge within 12-days of the Pulwama attack by carrying out a surgical strike in Balakot, Pakistan.
India may have taken revenge but nothing could make up the loss of 40 brave men in uniform. The sentiments were very high in India and everybody demanded a revenge.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had paid tributes by visiting the place where coffins were kept before sending them to their respective places. It was indeed a solemn evening with coffins of 40 CRPF jawans brought to Delhi and kept for paying respects.
This day is called ‘Black Day’ or Pulwama Day. Tributes are paid to the martyrs by CRPF at the base camp and at the memorial constituted in Pulwama in the memory of these martyrs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi among others tweet to pay their respects to the martyrs of Pulwama attack.
The CRPF tweeted on its Twitter handle to pay it’s tributes to the martyrs of Pulwama attack.
Nothing has changed though, still Pakistan tries to find ways how to attack Indian soldiers but our soldiers are competent enough to give befitting reply.