Updated: February 14, 2021 1:11:18 pm
On the second anniversary of the Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday paid homage to those who lost their lives in the incident.
“No Indian can forget this day. Two years ago, the #PulwamaAttack happened. We pay homage to all the martyrs we lost in that attack. We are proud of our security forces. Their bravery will continue to inspire generations,” Modi said while addressing a gathering at Jawaharlal Stadium in Chennai, news agency ANI reported.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also paid homage to the CRPF personnel who were killed in the attack.
“I pay homage to those brave @crpfindia personnel who sacrificed their lives in 2019 Pulwama terror attack. India will never forget their service to the nation and their supreme sacrifice. We continue to stand with their families, who had to suffer due to this attack,” he tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tributes. “I bow down to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack on this day in 2019. India will never forget their exceptional courage and supreme sacrifice,” he tweeted.
I bow down to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack on this day in 2019.
India will never forget their exceptional courage and supreme sacrifice.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 14, 2021
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid tribute to the soldiers killed in the attack.
पुलवामा हमले में शहीद हुए वीर सैनिकों को नमन। देश हमेशा आपका और आपके परिवारों का ऋणी रहेगा।
जय हिन्द, जय भारत
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) February 14, 2021
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant tweeted, “My salute to the martyrs who lost their lives in the line of duty towards Mother India, during the Pulwama Terror Attack.”
At least 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a terror attack on February 14, 2019 at Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The CRPF men were travelling in a bus, part of a convoy of over a thousand security personnel, when an explosive-laden SUV rammed into the bus and exploded.
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